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Professor Renee Luthra

Professor
Department of Sociology
Professor Renee Luthra
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  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 876090

  • Location

    6.340, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    By Appointment

Profile

Biography

Director, Essex Centre for Migration Studies Assistant Director, ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change Renee Luthra is a sociologist with expertise in international migration, social stratification, education, and quantitative methods. Her current research interests include migration and inequalities in parenting, education, work and health.

Qualifications

  • 2010 PhD Sociology, University of California Los Angeles

  • 2005 MA Sociology, University of California Los Angeles

  • 2003 BA Sociology / German, University of Texas at Austin

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Founding Director, Centre for Migration Studies, University of Essex (1/10/2017 - present)

Other academic

  • Assistant Director, ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change (MiSoC), University of Essex (1/9/2019 - present)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

International Migration

Key words: migration
Open to supervise

Higher Education

Open to supervise

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Migration: Theory, Concepts and Selected Issues (SC982)

Previous supervision

Selin Sivis
Selin Sivis
Thesis title: Multidimensional Strategies of Boundary-Drawing Towards Syrian Refugees in the Turkish Informal Market Economy
Degree subject: Sociology
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 16/8/2021
Andrea Catalina Blanco Moreno
Andrea Catalina Blanco Moreno
Thesis title: Subjective Expectations and Individual Decisions of Future Graduate Students.
Degree subject: Economics
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 21/6/2018

Publications

Journal articles (19)

Luthra, R., Waldinger, R. and Thomas, S., Nationalizing Foreigners: The Making of American National Identity. Nations and Nationalism

Luthra, RR., (2021). Mitigating the Hostile Environment: the role of the workplace in EU migrant experience of Brexit. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 47 (1), 190-207

Platt, L., Knies, G., Luthra, R., Nandi, A. and Benzeval, M., (2021). Understanding Society at 10 Years. European Sociological Review. 36 (6), 976-988

Nandi, A. and Luthra, R., (2021). The EU Referendum and Experiences and Fear of Ethnic and Racial Harassment: Variation across individuals and communities in England. Frontiers in Sociology. 6, 660286-

Soehl, T., Waldinger, R. and Luthra, RR., (2020). Social politics: The importance of the family for naturalization decisions of the 1.5 generation. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 46 (7), 1240-1260

Luthra, RR., Nandi, A. and Benzeval, M., (2020). Unravelling the ‘immigrant health paradox’: ethnic maintenance, discrimination, and health behaviours of the foreign born and their children in England. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 46 (5), 980-1001

Nandi, A., Luthra, R. and Benzeval, M., (2020). When does hate hurt the most? Generational differences in the association between ethnic and racial harassment, ethnic attachment, and mental health. Ethnic and Racial Studies. 43 (16), 327-347

Luthra, RR., Soehl, T. and Waldinger, R., (2019). Origins and Destinations: a rejoinder. Ethnic and Racial Studies. 42 (13), 2302-2309

Luthra, RR., Soehl, T. and Waldinger, R., (2018). Reconceptualizing Context: A Multilevel Model of the Context of Reception and Second-Generation Educational Attainment. International Migration Review. 52 (3), 898-928

Luthra, RR., Platt, L. and Salamońska, J., (2018). Types of Migration: the motivations, composition, and early integration patterns of 'new migrants' in Europe. International Migration Review. 52 (2), 368-403

Luthra, RR. and Flashman, J., (2017). Who Benefits Most from a University Degree?: A Cross-National Comparison of Selection and Wage Returns in the US, UK, and Germany. Research in Higher Education. 58 (8), 843-878

Luthra, RR. and Platt, L., (2017). The changing face of Pakistani migration to the UK. AAPI Nexus: Policy, Practice, and Community. 15 (1-2), 15-56

Luthra, RR. and Platt, L., (2016). Elite or middling? International students and migrant diversification. Ethnicities. 16 (2), 316-344

Luthra, RR. and Soehl, T., (2015). From parent to child? Transmission of educational attainment within immigrant families: methodological considerations.. Demography. 52 (2), 543-567

Platt, L., Luthra, RR. and Frere-Smith, T., (2015). Adapting chain referral methods to sample new migrants. Demographic Research. 33 (1), 665-700

Luthra, RR., (2013). Explaining ethnic inequality in the German labor market: Labor market institutions, context of reception, and boundaries. European Sociological Review. 29 (5), 1095-1107

Luthra, RR., (2011). The Position of the Turkish and Moroccan Second Generation in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 37 (3), 523-524

Luthra, RR. and Waldinger, R., (2010). Into the Mainstream? Labor market outcomes of Mexican-origin workers. International Migration Review. 44 (4), 830-868

Luthra, RR., (2009). Temporary immigrants in a high-skilled labour market: A study of H-1Bs. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 35 (2), 227-250

Books (1)

Luthra, R., Waldinger, R. and Soehl, T., (2018). Origins and Destinations The Making of the Second Generation. Russell Sage Foundation. 0871549123. 9780871549129

Book chapters (3)

Johnston, LG. and Luthra, RR., (2014). Analyzing data in RDS. In: Applying Respondent Driven Sampling to Migrant Populations Lessons from the Field. Editors: Tyldum, G. and Johnston, LG., . Palgrave Macmillan. 84- 100. 9781137363602

Luthra, RR. and Waldinger, R., (2013). Intergenerational Mobility. In: Immigration, Poverty, and Socioeconomic Inequality. Editors: Card, D. and Raphael, S., . Russell Sage Foundation. 169- 205. 978-0-87154-498-8

Waldinger, R. and Luthra, RR., (2007). Today's second generation: getting ahead or falling behind?. In: Securing the future: US immigrant integration policy, a reader. Editors: Fix, M., . Migration Policy Institute. 978-0-9742819-9-5

Reports and Papers (2)

Luthra, R. and Platt, L., Are UK immigrants selected on education, skills, health and social networks?

Luthra, RR., Platt, L. and Salamońska, J., (2014). Migrant Diversity, Migration Motivations and Early Integration: The Case of Poles in Germany, the Netherlands, London and Dublin

Grants and funding

2019

The Research Centre on Micro-Social Change (MiSoC)

Economic and Social Research Council

2017

Making EU Staff Welcome in a Hostile Policy Context: Human Resource Strategies in UK Higher Education

Society for Research into Higher Education

2015

The Prevalence and Persistence of Ethnic and Racial Harassment and its Impact on Health

Economic & Social Research Council

2012

Transmitting Educational Disadvantage? Intergenerational Mobility in Immigrant Families

The Spencer Foundation

2011

Who benefits from post-secondary schooling?

The British Academy

Contact

rrluthra@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 876090

Location:

6.340, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

By Appointment