Grad Students

Andrew N. Le

Contact Information

Office  Haines 111
International Migration, Organizations, Religion, Political Economy, and Comparative Ethnicity, Race, and Nationalism

Fields of Study

International Migration, Organizations, Religion, and Comparative Ethnicity, Race, and Nationalism


Review of Hung Cam Thai, Insufficient Funds: The Culture of Money in Low-Wage Transnational Families, Palo Alto: Stanford University Press. Social Forces. doi: 10.1093/sf/sow014

Grants and Awards

Notable Awards

  • Taiwan Studies Lectureship Graduate Fellowship, Asia Institute, UCLA, 2016-17, 2017-18
  • Professor Harry H. L. Kitano Graduate Prize, Asian American Studies Center, UCLA, 2016-17
  • Ben & Alice Hirano Academic Prize, UCLA Asian American Studies Center, 2015-16
  • Professor Harry H. L. Kitano Fellowship, UCLA Asian American Studies Center, 2015-16 
  • Graduate Research Mentorship Fellowship, UCLA, 2015-16 (with Dr. Edward Walker)
  • Graduate Research Summer Mentorship, UCLA, Summer 2015 (with Dr. Rogers Brubaker)
  • Alternate and Honorable Mention, Ford Predoctoral Fellowship, 2015
  • Honorable Mention, National Science Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, 2015
  • Marvin Hoffenberg Research Fellow, UCLA Center for American Politics and Public Policy, 2014-2015
  • UCLA Eugene Cota Robles Fellow, 2014-2019
  • J. William Fulbright Scholar, Trinidad and Tobago, 2012-2013
  • ASA Asia and Asian America Section Graduate Student Paper Award, 2011
    -“Destiny of the Poor: The Transnational Migration of Vietnamese Laborers to Trinidad and Tobago”
  • Charles A. Dana Scholar, St. Lawrence University, 2010
    - Recognizing academic achievement and leadership in the college community


 Dr. Roger Waldinger, Dr. Rogers Brubaker, Dr. Edward Walker & Dr. Gail Kilgman



M.A., The University of British Columbia
Department of Sociology, 2012
-Thesis: “Assimilating through Social Networks? The Importance of Networks in Assimilation Trajectories”
-Committee: Amy Hanser (Co-Supervisor), Wendy Roth (Co-Supervisor), Neil Gross                                  

B.A., St. Lawrence University
Department of Sociology and Asian Studies, 2010

Visiting Scholar
The National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2016-17
The Institute for Gender and Development Studies, University of the West Indies- St. Augustine, 2012-13

Visiting Student
East China Normal University, Shanghai, China, 2009
University of the West Indies- St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, 2008