Irene Bloemraad

2012
Associate Professor of Sociology, Thomas Garden Barnes Chair in Canadian Studies
University of California, Berkeley
Department of Sociology
Research Interests:
Immigration, political sociology, race & ethnicity, social movements, nationalism, research methods, Canada

Irene Bloemraad is an associate professor of Sociology and the Thomas Garden Barnes Chair of Canadian Studies at Berkeley. She is also a Scholar with the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and will serve in 2014-15 as a member of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences committee reporting on the integration of immigrants into American society. Her research focuses on how immigrants become incorporated into political bodies and the consequences of their presence on politics and understandings of membership. She is the author of Becoming a Citizen: Incorporating Immigrants and Refugees in the United States and Canada, Civic Hopes and Political Realities: Immigrants, Community Organizations, and Political Engagement (with Karthick Ramakrishnan), and Rallying for Immigrant Rights (co-edited with Kim Voss).