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: immigrant, emigration, transnationalism, integration, categorical inequality, health disparities, social mobility, racism and exclusion, social movement and contentious politics.


We are not limited to any geographic area or disciplinary approach or methodology.


Current members:


Carina Cione
Deziree Jackson
Emma Vetter

Jhamiel Prince

Sarah Schech-McCarthy

Daniel Jenks


Former members:

Abby Ferdinando


Socially distanced 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


RAs are supported by the Center for Health Risk and Society..