René D. Flores

Assoc. Prof. René D. Flores’s primary research interests are in the fields of international migration, race and ethnicity, and social stratification. His research explores the emergence of social boundaries around immigrants and racial minorities across the world as well as how these boundaries contribute to the reproduction of ethnic-based social inequality.

His work has appeared in American Journal of SociologyAmerican Sociological Review, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, among others. His research has been profiled in multiple news outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Public Radio, Fox News, USA Today, Newsweek, FiveThirtyEight, among others. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Paul and Daisy Soros Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, the American Sociological Association, and the Paul Merage Foundation.

He received his Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy from Princeton University. Flores serves on the editorial board of the American Sociological Review and is an Associate Editor at the American Journal of Sociology.

At the University of Chicago, he co-directs the Immigration Workshop.