Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee is a professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine, where she focuses on the intersection of immigration and race/ethnicity. Her research covers immigration, social inequality and Asian American studies.

According to her bio, much of Lee’s work centers on the “ways in which contemporary immigrants affect native-born Americans, and also, how native-born Americans affect patterns of immigrant and second-generation incorporation.” She is the author of numerous academic papers and books, including “Civility in the City: Blacks, Jews, and Koreans in Urban America,” and co-author of “The Diversity Paradox: Immigration and the Color Line in 21st Century America.”

Since 2011, Lee has been a fellow at the Center for Social Cohesion. She has written for Time online, The Guardian, Seattle Times (with fellow SOTW Karthick Ramakrishnan) and Zocalo Public Square and has had her work featured on CBS and Colorlines.com.

Professor of Sociology at University of California, Irvine, and Fellow at the Center for Social Cohesion

Areas of Expertise: Immigration, Children of Immigrants (Second-Generation Americans), Race/Ethnicity, Social Inequality, Asian Americans’ Education and Identities, Mexican American Mobility, Multiracial Americans & Identities

Location: Irvine, CA

Contact Info: 

Phone: (949) 824-7011

Email: jenlee@uci.edu

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