Peter Catron


  • PSC Colloquium Video

     This week the PSC hosted Peter Catron, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Sociology and the Population Studies Center. His talk, The Citizenship Advantage: Immigration Socioeconomic Attainment across Generations in the Age of Mass Migration, went into detail about matching individuals across censuses and the role citizenship and naturalization played in the lives of migrants' and their children in the early 20th century.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D., Sociology, UCLA, 2017
MA, Sociology, University of New Mexico, 2011
BA, Sociology, University of New Mexico, 2008

Peter Catron received his Ph.D. from UCLA sociology in 2017. His research focuses on immigrant social mobility throughout history. His current research uses longitudinal data from passenger records, US censuses, and company personnel files to explore occupational mobility of immigrants who entered the US between 1880 and 1924. His work has been published in the American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, and the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.