Erin Hamilton received her degree in Sociology from the University of Texas, Austin in 2009. Her current research investigates the social and demographic sources of international migration from Mexico to the United States.
More specifically, she focuses issues related to socioeconomic development and demographic change in Mexico, and, in particular, when and why migration flows are domestically- or internationally-bound. Additionally, her current work examines the process of immigrant incorporation in the United States, looking specifically at access to health care and health outcomes within a framework of racial and ethnic inequality. This work attempts to understand whether, how, and why immigrant health changes over time in the United States, examining the roles of socioeconomic inequality and access to social services.