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Asad Asad

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Asad Asad
Assistant Professor of Sociology, as of July 2019
Ph.D., Harvard University, 2017


Asad L. Asad is an incoming Assistant Professor of Sociology and a faculty affiliate of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. His research interests include social stratification; migration and immigrant incorporation; race and ethnicity; and health. Asad’s current research agenda examines how immigration law and enforcement contribute to multiple forms of social inequality. His in-progress book manuscript, under contract with Princeton University Press, considers the specific risks noncitizens in the United States associate with holding a “legal” relative to an “illegal” status. Another project relies on large-scale survey data to study how ethno-racial inequality within Mexico shapes individuals' opportunities for lawful migration to the United States.

Asad holds a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish Language and Culture from the University of Wisconsin, as well as an A.M. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard University. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of Inequality at Cornell University. For more information about Asad and his work, please visit his website.