René D. Flores
Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Flores is a faculty affiliate of the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences and Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy from Princeton University in 2014. His primary research interests are in the fields of international migration, race and ethnicity, and social stratification. His dissertation examined the social consequences of subnational restrictionist immigration policies in the U.S. using administrative, ethnographic, and social media data. His current research projects include an experimental study of the consequences of interracial relationships, an investigation of the political determinants of public opinion, and a set of papers assessing the adaptation of second-generation immigrants in Europe.
Finds that the implementation of SB 1070 had a significant negative impact on the average sentiment of messages regarding immigrants posted by Twitter users in Arizona.
Examines self-reports of discrimination among immigrants in Spain, where elites have long denied racial differences, to understand how the reported salience of boundaries based on race, nationality, and religion change with acculturation