The Immigration Lab is directed by Dr. Ernesto Castañeda, Department of Sociology at American University in Washington, DC.
We conduct research on all things migration including: immigration, emigration, transnationalism, integration, categorical inequality, health disparities, demographics, social mobility, racism and exclusion, social movement and contentious politics, ethnicity and space.
We are not limited to any geographic area or disciplinary approach or methodology.
The lab works closely with the Master's Program on Social Research and Practice (SORP) at American University.
Founding Director: Ernesto Castañeda, PhD
Deputy Director: Daniel Jenks
SORP MA Students:
AU Graduate Students:
AU Undergraduate Students:
Socially distanced unpaid internship available for Spring 2021:
Send your CV and 1-page letter listing your skills, interests, and career goals to
ernesto (a t) american (d o t) e d u
On Twitter at @Immigration_Lab
Some paid RAs are supported by
the Center for Health Risk and Society.