Irene Bloemraad

Thomas Garden Barnes Chair of Canadian Studies in Sociology

Irene Bloemraad (Ph.D. Harvard; M.A. McGill) is Professor of Sociology and the Thomas Garden Barnes Chair of Canadian Studies at Berkeley. She is also a Senior Fellow with the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research  and is serving in 2014-15 as a member of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences committee reporting on the integration of immigrants into American society.

Bloemraad studies how immigrants become incorporated into political bodies and the consequences of their presence on politics and understandings of membership. Her research stands at the intersection of immigration studies and political sociology, with a strong interdisciplinary (and international) scope.