Robin Savinar

Office: 252 Social Science and Humanities

Research Interests

  • Immigrant Incorporation
  • International Migration
  • Race and Ethnic Studies
  • Work and Employment


Robin Savinar is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology. Her dissertation will describe the occupational experiences of high-skilled migrant workers in the United States. Robin is exploring how the U.S.’ H-1B temporary visa program for ‘specialty occupations’ affects migrant workers’ terms of employment and their career trajectories. She will examine how high-skilled migrant workers respond to their position in the U.S. labor market, and the strategies that they use to improve their circumstances and to maintain the meaning of their work.

Relevant Research for the Migration Research Cluster

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