Visiting Associate Professor of Social Research and Public Policy
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BA University of Colorado; MA University of Washington; PhD University of Washington
Research Areas: immigration; segregation; assimilation; radical right
Sarah Valdez is an Associate Professor of Sociology. She holds a PhD and MA from the University of Washington and a BA from the University of Colorado.
Valdez's research focuses on modern immigration and its consequences, focusing on Scandinavia. She is interested in the processes of immigrant integration and the rise of populism in Western Europe. Her current research investigates how urban landscapes, especially ethnic enclaves, impact several dimensions of immigrant assimilation into labor, housing, educational, and marriage markets. Her work has appeared in Social Forces, European Sociological Review, Migration Studies, and European Political Science.
While visiting NYUAD, Valdez is on leave from the Institute for Analytical Sociology (IAS) at Linköping University, where she is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of PhD Studies. She was previously Associate Director of IAS and a SCANCOR Fellow at Harvard University Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. She held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (CEACS) at the Juan March Institute in Madrid.