René D. Flores is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology. He is also a faculty affiliate of the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences and Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology.
Flores 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.
His work has appeared in American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Social Forces, and Social Problems, among others. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Paul and Daisy Soros Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, the American Sociological Association, the Paul Merage Foundation, and others.