Van Tran

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Columbia University

Van C. Tran is a sociologist whose primary research focuses on the incorporation of post-1965 immigrants and their children as well as its implications for the future of ethnic and racial inequality in the United States. His other interests include neighborhoods, urban inequality, and population health, with a focus on the Hispanic/Latino population and New York City neighborhoods. Some of his recent work also adopts a comparative approach to the study of migration in the United States, in Europe, and in China. He is currently on working on a book manuscript on Amsterdam Avenue, a study of neighborhood gentrification and change in New York City. At Columbia University, Tran is the faculty organizer of the Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Workshop and a faculty affiliate of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars Program, the Columbia Population Research Center, the Columbia Global Migration Networks, and the Urban Studies Program. He teaches courses on immigration, urban poverty, and research methods, including the popular undergraduate seminar Immigrant New York.