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Peter Catron

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My research focuses on the interrelationship between immigration, labor markets, and stratification. My core research agenda focuses on the socioeconomic mobility among immigrants throughout history.  Visit my webiste for more details:

Fields of Study

International Migration, Stratification, Labor Markets, Labor Movements



Catron, Peter. 2016. “Made in America? Immigrant Occupational Mobility in the First Half of the Twentieth Century.” American Journal of Sociology 122(1).

Waldinger, Roger and Peter Catron. 2016. “Modes of Incorporation: A Conceptual and Empirical Critique.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 42(1): 23-53.

Catron, Peter.  2013.  “Comment on Rosenfeld and Kleykamp, ASR, December 2009:  Immigrant Unionization through the Great Recession.” American Sociological Review 78(2): 315-332.



Review of Pierette Hondagneu-Sotelo, Paradise Transplanted: Migration and the Making of California Gardens, Berkeley: University of California Press. International Migration Review 49(4): e45-e46

Review of Shannon Gleeson, Conflicting Commitments: The Politics of Enforcing Immigrant Worker Rights in San Jose and Houston, Ithaca: ILR Press, 2012.  Work and Occupations 40(3): 330-332.



 Roger Waldinger


M.A. 2011 University of New Mexico, Sociology (with distinction).

B.A. 2008 University of New Mexico, Psychology (magna cum laude).