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 in the study of community, solidarity, diversity and urban sociology. Methodologically, I primarily use a combination of statistical modeling and in-depth interviewing. I also have an active interest in the application of certain data-driven classification methods to analyze within-group heterogeneity among immigrant-origin populations.
My work has appeared or is forthcoming in the American Journal of Sociology, the Annual Review of Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 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 codes used in the analyses.
Ph.D. in Sociology, 2018
B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology, 2012
Licence de Science Politique, 2009
University of Lyon
Drouhot, Lucas. “Fitting in at the Top? Stigma and the Negotiation of Symbolic Inclusion Among the New Immigrant Elite in France”
Bucca, Mauricio and Lucas Drouhot. “Intergenerational Social Mobility Among the Children of Immigrants in Western Europe”
Drouhot, Lucas, Mario Molina and Filiz Garip. “Immigration, Cultural Diversity and Relational Integration in European Secondary Schools”
Czymara, Christian, Stephan Dochow, Lucas Drouhot, Müge Simsek and Christoph Spörlein. “Catalyst of Hate? Ethnic insulting on YouTube in the Aftermath of Terror Attacks in France, Germany and the United Kingdom”
Linda Zhao and Lucas Drouhot. “The Grandchildren of Immigrants in Western Europe: Patterns of Assimilation among the Emerging Third Generation”
Mauricio Bucca and Lucas Drouhot. “Once in a Blue Moon: Barriers to Intermarriage Among Second-generation Muslims in France”