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Nathan Hoffmann

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Nathan is a PhD candidate in sociology and MS student in statistics at UCLA. He is interested in international migration, inequality, education, and quantitative methods. His work focuses on how the experience of international migration transforms the lives of immigrants and their children. Most of his research has examined the academic outcomes of youths of immigrant background: U.S.-born children of return migrants in Mexico, Eastern Europeans in Western Europe, and children of immigrants in the United Kingdom. In collaborative work he has also studied the migration of immigrants in same-sex couples, deportation worry among Latino immigrants, and the naturalization processes of early 20th-century European immigrants. For more details, please visit

Fields of Study

international migration, social stratification, education


Hoffmann, Nathan I. “A ‘Win-Win Exercise’? Eastern European Children in Western Europe.” (Forthcoming in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.)

Hoffmann, Nathan I. 2018. “Cognitive Achievement of Children of Immigrants: Evidence from the Millennium Cohort Study and the 1970 British Cohort Study.” British Educational Research Journal 44 (6): 1005–28.


Roger Waldinger, Jennie Brand, Andres Villarreal, Chad Hazlett


CPhil: Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles, 2022

MA: Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles, 2020

MSc: Social Policy & Social Research, University College London, November 2017 

BA: French, Music (Cello Performance), University of Missouri-Kansas City, May 2013