Irene Bloemraad

2012
Professor of Sociology and Thomas Garden Barnes Chair of 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. 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).