Andrés Villarreal joined the University of Maryland in the fall of 2014. He conducts research in four primary areas: international migration, race and ethnicity, social stratification, and crime and violence. Much of his research focuses on Latin America and the Latin American-origin population in the U.S. His work has appeared in the American Sociological Review, the American Journal of Sociology, Demography, and Social Forces, among other peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Villarreal is currently Scientific and Technical Core Director of the Maryland Population Research Center (MPRC). He also heads the Migration Research Laboratory.
PhDUniversity of Chicago
In a current research project funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), Dr. Villarreal is examining the long-term economic assimilation of immigrants to the U.S. using a unique dataset that links survey respondents to their tax records. In a prior research project, also funded by the NICHD, Dr. Villarreal investigated the origins of the dramatic decline in Mexico-U.S. migration over the past decade and the associated changes in the profile of migrants arriving in the U.S.
Erin R. HamiltonAssociate Professor, Department of Sociology, UC Irvine
Mark GrossPostdoctoral Research Associate in Population Studies, Brown University