Rubén Rumbaut

Distinguished Professor of Sociology, School of Social Sciences
University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA

Dr. Rumbaut is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine.  A native of Havana, Cuba, he received his Ph.D. from Brandeis University.  For more than three decades he has directed major empirical studies of immigrants and refugees in the United States--from the principal surveys of refugees from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in the 1980s, to the landmark Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study, among others--and has published prolifically on a wide range of immigration-related topics.  Among his books are Immigrant America: A Portrait (the 4th edition of which was published in 2014), and Legacies: The Story of the Immigrant Second Generation (also with Alejandro Portes), which won the ASA’s top award for Distinguished Scholarship and the Thomas & Znaniecki Award for best book in the immigration field. (Spanish editions of both books were published in 2010 and 2011; a Japanese edition of Legacies was published in 2014.)  In 2013 he was elected to the National Academy of Education and in 2014 he received the Distinguished Career Award from the American Sociological Association’s Section on International Migration, of which he was its founding chair. In 2015, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Discipline: Sociology
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