Ali Chaudhary

 Ali  Chaudhary


Research Interests

  • International Migration
  • Organization Studies
  • Political and Economic Sociology
  • Race-Ethnic Studies


Ali R. Chaudhary currently holds the prestigious Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the International Migration Institute at the University of Oxford. This is a two year position, which will end in December 2016. He is also being hired as an Assistant Professor by the Department of Sociology at Rutgers University. He will start at Rutgers in Winter 2017.

Before that, he was a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at UC Davis. He uses quantitative methods and mixed-method research designs to investigate how economic, political and socio-cultural contexts shape the integration of immigrants and minority groups across different migrant receiving societies. His current research consists of four projects related to the incorporation of immigrants and ethno-racial minorities:

  • a cross-national comparative dissertation on Pakistani immigrant non-profit organizations in London, Toronto and New York City;
  • a series of papers on immigrant and minority self-employment in the United States;
  • a comparative study of Latin American migrants' transnational engagement in Southern Europe; and
  • a series of papers using PEW data to understand the political views and identities of Muslims living in the United States.

His research on self-employment will be published later this year in the International Migration Review. He was previously a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford's International Migration Institute and is currently working on a project examining the effects of citizenship on labor market outcomes across several industry-sectors funded by the Cluster. Ali has also been recently awarded a UC Davis Office of Graduate Studies' Dissertation-Year Fellowship for the 2014-15 academic year.

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