I am a sociologist, and currently an Assistant Professor at Utrecht University. Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity. My research interests are in the study of international migration, social stratification, and social networks.
My ongoing research focuses on understanding the processes and mechanisms shaping integration/assimilation among the children of immigrants in Western societies. I am currently engaged in empirical work investigating three analytical domains of integration and their interrelation: socioeconomic attainment and intergenerational mobility (structural integration); intergroup ties and diversification in social networks (relational integration); cultural difference, belonging and the assignment of worth to minority others (symbolic/cultural integration). I have a secondary research agenda more broadly focused on inequality, ethnoracial diversity and intergroup relations. Empirically, I primarily rely on statistical modeling of observational data, and more rarely in-depth interviews, survey experiments and geographic information systems. I also have an active interest in machine learning applications for survey data, especially for analyses of population heterogeneity among immigrant- and native-origin groups in migration societies.
My work has appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, the Annual Review of Sociology, the International Migration Review, the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Social Networks and Theory and Society, among other outlets. Below you can find preprints for papers that are not open access, as well as (whenever possible) links to all code used in the analyses.
Ph.D. in Sociology, 2018
B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology, 2012
Licence de Science Politique, 2009
University of Lyon
please see my CV for a full list of publications
Intergenerational Social Mobility Among the Children of Immigrants in Western Europe (with Mauricio Bucca)
Divided in diversity? Majority-minority ties and cultural difference in friendship networks among European adolescents (with Mario Molina and Filiz Garip)
Assimilation or third-generation disadvantage? Socioeconomic attainment among the grandchildren of Southern European and North African immigrants in France (with Mathieu Ferry, Mathieu Ichou and Louise Caron)
The Grandchildren of Immigrants in Western Europe: Patterns of Assimilation among the Emerging Third Generation (with Linda Zhao)