Grad Students

Tianjian Lai



Contact Information

Email    tianjian0lai@ucla.edu
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Fields of Study

International Migration, Legal Status, Race and Ethnicity, Health, Social Stratification, Youth Development

Publications

Lai, Tianjian. Forthcoming. “Legal Exclusion, Civic Exclusion: How Legal Status Stratifies Latino Immigrants’ Civic Engagement.” International Migration Review.

Lai, Tianjian and Grace Kao. 2018. “Hit, Robbed, and Put Down (but not Bullied): Underreporting of Bullying by Minority and Male Students.” Journal of Youth and Adolescence 47(3):619-635.

Grants and Awards

Russell Sage Foundation Summer Institute on Migration Research Methods (2020)

Visiting Fellowship, The French Institute for Demographic Studies (2020)

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide Fellowship (2019)

Visiting Fellowship, Sciences Po LIEPP (2019)

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2016-2021)

UCLA Graduate Dean's Scholar Award (2016-2018)

Phi Beta Kappa, The University of Chicago (2016)

Conference Presentations

“Legal Status, Selectivity, and Immigrant Integration.” Immigrant Adaptation Across Multiple Contexts session at the Population Association of America Annual Conference, Washington, DC. 2020. 

“Hit, Robbed, and Put Down (but not Bullied): Underreporting of Bullying by Minority and Male Students.” Schooling and Healthy Development session at the Population Association of America Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. 2017.

Advisors

Roger Waldinger, Ruben Hernandez-Leon, Ka-Yuet Liu, Grace Kao (Yale University)

Degrees

M.A. Sociology, UCLA, 2018

B.A. Sociology (with honors) and minor in Latin American Studies, The University of Chicago, 2016