American Sociological Association

Section on International Migration

Distinguished Student Scholarship Award Winners

Aristide Zolberg Student Scholar Award

2019 - Ariana Valle (UCLA)
"Race and the Empire-state: Puerto Ricans’ Unequal U.S. Citizenship” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, 2018.

2018 - Lucas Drouhot (Cornell University)
"Cracks in the Melting Pot? Religiosity & Assimilation Among the Diverse Muslim Populations in France"

Honorable Mention: Deisy Del Real (University of California, Los Angeles) 
"Toxic Ties: The Reproduction of Legal Violence within Mixed-Status Intimate Partners, Relatives, and Friends"

2017 - Gina Marie Longo (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
“Mothers and Moneymakers: Using Gender Norms for Policing Marriage Fraud in U.S. Immigration.” Unpublished Manuscript, Revised and Resubmitted Gender and Society.

2016 -  Hajar Yazdiha (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
"Do Immigrant Integration Policies Increase Perceptions of Exclusion? Comparing First and Second-Generation European Muslims in Four Countries?"

Honorable Mention:  Brenda Gambol, " Changing racial boundaries and mixed union: the case of second-generation Filipino Americans," Ethnic and Racial Studies, 2016

Honorable Mention:  Yader Lanuza,  "Who Helps: Immigrant-Native Differences in Patterns of Homework Assistance," Sociological Perspectives, 2016. 

2015 - Ariela Schachter (Stanford University)
"A Change of Heart or Change of Address? The Geographic Sorting of Whites’ Attitudes towards Immigration."

2014 - Rene Flores (Princeton)
"Taking the Law Into Their Own Hands: Do Local Anti-Immigrant Law Or-dinances Increase Gun Sales"

Honarable Mention - Stephanie Canizales (USC)
“American Individualism and the Social Adaptation of Unauthorized, Unac-companied Mayan Young-Adults in Los Angeles”

2013 - Rene Flores (Princeton)
"The resurgence of Race in Europe: Perceptions of Discrimination among Immigrants in Spain"

Honorable Mention - Abigail Andrews (UC, Berkeley)
"States of 'Illegality': How Local Immigration Policing Shapes Undocumented Workers' Agency"

Honorable Mention - Angela Garcia (UC, San Diego)
"Hidden in Plain Sight: Strategic Immigrant Assimilation in Restrictionist Destinations"

Honorable Mention - Mytoan Nguyen (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
"The Tensions of Diasporic Return Migration in the Vietnamese Transnational Family"

2012 - Sylvia Zamora (University of California, Los Angeles)
"Racial Remittances: the Effect of Migration on Racial Ideologies in Mexico"

2011 - Anthony Christian Ocampo (University of California, Los Angeles)
"Are Second Generation Filipinos Becoming Asian Americans or Latino? Historical Colonialism, Culture, and Panethnic Identity"

2010 - Van Tran (Harvard University)
"English Gain vs. Spanish Loss? Language Assimilation among Second-Generation Latinos in Young Adulthood"

2009 - Phillip Connor (Princeton University)
"Do Immigrants Religiously Assimilate? Contextualizing Immigrant Religious Participation in Western Europe, the United States and Canada"

Honorable Mention - Asaf Levanon (Stanford University)
"How to Succeed as an Immigrant: Effects of Group Resources and Labor Market Structure on Earnings Assimilation"

2008 - Jody Agius Vallejo (University of California, Irvine)
"Latina Spaces: Middle?]Class Ethnic Capital and Professional Associations in the Latino Community"

Honorable Mention - Oluwakemi M. Balogun (University of California, Berkeley)
"Cultural Influences on Migrant Drug Dealers in Germany"

2007 - Suzanna M. Crage (Indiana University)
"Policy, Place, and Ideas: Refugee Aid Policy in Munich"

Honorable Mention - Sandra Bucerius (University of Frankfurt, Germany)
"Cultural Influences on Migrant Drug Dealers in Germany"

2006 - James Bachmeier (University of California, Irvine)
"New Destination Contexts of Reception: Labor Market Coethnic Concentration and the Earnings of Mexican Immigrants"

2005 - Emily Ryo (Stanford University)
"Documenting the Significance of Race for the Undocumented: Occupational Mobility of Undocumented Immigrants"

2004 - Mark Leach (University of California, Irvine)
"Linking the Present to the Past: Mexican Migration to New Destinations"

2003 - David Fitzgerald (University of California, Los Angeles)
"Nationality and Migration in Modern Mexico"

2002 - David Fitzgerald (University of California, Los Angeles)
"Rethinking the 'Local' and 'Transnational': Cross-Border Politics and Hometown Networks in an Immigrant Union"

2001 - Rebecca Kim (University of California, Los Angeles)
"Assimilation, Ethnicity, and Religion: Korean American Campus Evangelicals"

2000 - Jon Fox (University of California, Los Angeles)
"Identity Formation in Migration: The Case of Transylvanian Hungarian Guest Workers"

1999 - Milton Vickerman (Harvard University)
"A Macro-Institutional Approach to Immigrant Political Incorporation"

1997 - Nancy Weinberg (Stanford University)
"Labor Market Attainment in the Context of Mass Migration: The Case of Soviet Jewish Immigrants in Israel"

1996 - Dae Young Kim (CUNY)
"The Limits of Ethnic Solidarity: The Employment of Mexicans and Ecuadorians in Korean-Owned Businesses in New York City"