P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


René Flores, 2008

Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Chicago

René Flores is an immigrant from Mexico

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a PhD in Sociology and Social Policy at Princeton University

René Flores is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago. Previously he taught at the University of Washington.

René 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.

René was raised in Mexico City and moved to San Diego, CA in 1999 when a student strike shut down his law school. He is now a U.S. citizen.


  • PhD Sociology and Social Policy | Princeton University 2014
  • BA Interdisciplinary Studies | University of California, Berkeley 2007
  • AS General Studies | San Diego City College 2005
Work History
  • University of Chicago, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Sociology
  • University of Washington, Assistant Professor | August 2015
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