Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Thu 07 Sep - Sun 10 Sep, 2006

Rubén Rumbaut Rubén G. Rumbaut (Faculty)

Country/Region: United States of America

University of California - Irvine

Most Recently Attended: (2002)
The Continuing Challenge of America's Ethnic Pluralism
(ASC 29)

Biography:
Rubén Rumbaut is a professor of sociology at Michigan State University in East Lansing. In July 2002, he will become professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and director of UCI's Center for Research on Immigration, Population and Public Policy. From 2000-2001, Dr. Rumbaut was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, and from 1997-1998, was a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York City. Dr. Rumbaut is the founding chair of the Section on International Migration of the American Sociological Association (ASA), a member of the Committee on International Migration of the ASA, as well as a member of the Committee on International Migration of the Social Science Research Council and of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Transition to Adulthood. His primary fields of research include immigration and refugee movements, and throughout the 1980s Dr. Rumbaut directed principal studies of the migration and incorporation of refugees from Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia who resettled in the United States after the Indochina War. Dr. Rumbaut received a B.A. in sociology-anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.