Onoso Imoagene

Associate Professor of Social Research and Public Policy Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Email: oii1@nyu.edu
Education: BSc Sociology University of Ibadan, Nigeria; MPhil Modern Society and Global Transformations University of Cambridge, MA, PhD Sociology Harvard University

Research Areas: International Migration; Race and Ethnicity


Onoso Imoagene is an Associate Professor of Social Research and Public Policy at New York University - Abu Dhabi. She graduated with a first-class honors in Sociology from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She obtained a Masters of Philosophy (MPhil.) in Modern Society and Global Transformations from University of Cambridge, England, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology from Harvard University.

Her main research areas are international migration and race and ethnicity, with a special focus on first and second generation African immigrants in several national diasporas including the British and American Diasporas; Her first book, Beyond Expectations: Second Generation Nigerians in the United States and Britain, published by the University of California Press, is the first book-length comparative study on the adult African second generation in Britain and the United States. She is working on her second book, Lucky Migrants? West African Diversity Visa Migrants and the Downstream Effects of US Immigration Policy. She is a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation for AY19-20.

She serves as secretary/treasurer for the Section on Race and Ethnic Minorites, American Sociological Association.