Filiz Garip
Professor
Department of Sociology
Cornell University
348 Uris Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
fgarip@cornell.edu

Filiz Garip is Professor of Sociology at Cornell University. She is affiliated with the Center for the Study of Inequality and the Center for Population Research at Cornell. Her research lies at the intersection of migration, economic sociology and inequality. Within this general area, she studies the mechanisms that enable or constrain mobility and lead to greater or lesser degrees of social and economic inequality. She is the author of the book On the Move: Changing Mechanisms of Mexico-U.S. Migration.

Garip’s work has been published in journals such as Population and Development Review, Demography, Social Forces, American Journal of Sociology, and Annual Reviews of Sociology. Garip has received the Harold W. Dodds Honorific Fellowship at Princeton University, and was part of the Woodrow Wilson Society of Fellows. While at Harvard University, she has won the George Kahrl Excellence in Teaching Award from the Department of Sociology. Her research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Clark Fund, Milton Fund, the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, as well as a Junior Synergy Semester Grant from the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.

Garip received her Ph.D. in Sociology and M.S.E in Operations Research & Financial Engineering both from Princeton University. She holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Bogazici University, Istanbul.

Updates:

  • My book, On the Move: Changing Mechanisms of Mexico-U.S. Migration, has received two awards: the Otis Dudley Duncan Award of ASA's Population Section and the best book award of APSA's Migration and Citizenship Section. (August 2017)
  • My op-ed on immigration policy appeared in the Washington Post. (April 2017)
  • I wrote an op-ed (with Amanda Rodewald) for the Hill on climate change and migration. (April 2017)
  • I wrote an op-ed for Reuters on the futility of a Mexico-United States wall. (February 2017)
  • My book, On the Move: Changing Mechanisms of Mexico-U.S. Migration, is out from the Princeton University Press. Here is the link to the introduction. (October 2016)
  • Cornell Research has published a profile of my research. (November 2016)
  • Here is a short video on my research with Paul DiMaggio that will be used in America’s Poverty Course (David Grusky and Lindsay Owens) at Stanford University. (October 2016)
  • I have moved from Harvard to Cornell. (July 2016)
  • I have been promoted: I am now Professor of Sociology at Harvard University. (April 2016) 
  • I presented my work to the larger Harvard community thanks to the support from the Committee on Ethnicity, Migration and Rights, Instituto Cervantes en Harvard, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, and Harvard Latina/o Student Alliance. Here is the poster from the event. (April 2015)
  • I gave the keynote lecture at the DEMIG (Determinants of International Migration) Conference organized by Oxford’s International Migration Institute. (September 2014)
  • I am on sabbatical during fall 2013 at the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Inequality at the Harvard Kennedy School.
  • My paper with Paul DiMaggio (“How Network Externalities Can Exacerbate Intergroup Inequality”) won the Analytical Sociology Best Paper Award at the International Network of Analytical Sociologists Conference. (June 2013)
  • I gave a talk on my personal story at a TurkishWIN event at MIT in Cambridge. (May 2013)
  • Radcliffe Magazine has published a coverage of the Radcliffe on the Road event in which I participated. (April 2013)
  • We have completed our fieldwork in Jalisco, Mexico. Here are some photos from the fieldwork by Patricia Martin. (August 2011)
  • Centerpiece, a publication of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, has featured my work on Mexico. (Spring 2011)
  • Harvard Gazette has published a profile of my research. (May 2011)
  • I have been promoted: I am now Associate Professor of Sociology at Harvard University (May 2011). 
  • I am now serving as the Director of the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program at the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science. (September 2010)
  • I am on sabbatical for academic year 2009-2010 thanks to the Synergy Semester Grant from the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.