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Faculty and Staff Profile

William Haller

Associate Professor

Office: 130E Brackett Hall
Phone: 864-656-3814
Fax: 864-656-1252

 Educational Background

University of Pittsburgh 1999

University of Pittsburgh 1994

Hamilne University 1986

 Courses Taught

Globalization and Social Change
Sociological Theory
Methods of Social Ressearch


Faculty Affiliate, Center for Migration and Development, Princeton University. Editor, Population Review (since July 2010). American Sociological Association (Sections: International Migration, Latino/a Sociology, Economic Sociology, Sociology of Development). IUSSP (International Union for the Scientific Study of Population). Population Association of America. RC-28 (Research Committee on Social Stratification of the International Sociological Association).

 Research Interests

International migration (growth and adaptation of the immigrant second generation, transnationalism). Global restructuring, labor markets, and development. Social stratification.

 Research Publications

2011 “Dreams Fulfilled, Dreams Shattered: Determinants of Segmented Assimilation in the Immigrant Second Generation.” Social Forces. Vol. 89, No. 3, pp. 733-762. William J. Haller, Alejandro Portes, and Scott Lynch.

2011 “On the Dangers of Rosy Lenses: Reply to Alba, Kasinitz, and Waters.” Social Forces. Vol. 89, No. 3, pp. 775-782. William J. Haller, Alejandro Portes, and Scott Lynch.

2011 “Moving Ahead in Madrid: Aspirations and Expectations in the Spanish Second Generation.” International Migration Review. Vol. 44, No. 4, pp. 767-801. Alejandro Portes, Rosa Aparicio, William J. Haller, and Erik Vickstrom.

2010 “The Cosmopolitan-Local Continuum in Cross-National Perspective” Journal of Sociology. Vol. 46, No. 3, pp. 277-297. William J. Haller and Victor Roudometof.

2009 “Household Socioeconomic Status Scales: Theoretic Anomalies?” Population Review. Vol. 48, No. 2, pp. 66-78. William J. Haller and Archibald O. Haller.

2009 “The Adaptation of the Immigrant Second Generation in America: Theoretical Overview and Recent Evidence.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, special issue ‘Local Contexts and the Prospects for the U.S. Second Generation’ edited by Mark Ellis and Gunnar Almgren. Vol. 35, No. 7, pp. 1077-1104. Alejandro Portes, Patricia Fernández-Kelly, and William J. Haller.

2008 “Fit to Miss, but Matched to Hatch: Success Factors among the Second Generation’s Disadvantaged Youth in South Florida.” The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science No. 620, pp. 161-176. Lisa Konczal and William J. Haller.

2005 "Segmented Assimilation on the Ground: The New Second Generation in Early Adulthood." Ethnic and Racial Studies. Vol. 28, No. 6, pp. 1000-1040. Alejandro Portes, Patricia Fernández-Kelly, and William J. Haller.

2005 "The Transnational Dimensions of Identity Formation: Adult Children of Immigrants in Miami." Ethnic and Racial Studies. Vol. 28, No. 6, pp. 1182-1214. William J. Haller and Patricia Landolt.

2005 “Changes in the Structure of Status Systems: Employment Shifts in the Wake of Deindustrialization.” Research in Stratification and Social Mobility. David Bills and Kevin Leicht (eds.): Vol. 22, pp. 119-147.

2005 "Industrial Restructuring and Urban Change in the Pittsburgh Region: Developmental, Ecological, and Socioeconomic Trade-offs." Ecology and Society. Vol. 10, No. 1, Article 13.

2003 “Assimilation and Transnationalism: Determinants of Transnational Political Action among Contemporary Migrants.” American Journal of Sociology. Vol. 108, No. 6, pp. 1211-1248. Luis Guarnizo, Alejandro Portes, and William J. Haller.

2002 “Transnational Entrepreneurs: An Alternative Form of Immigrant Adaptation.” American Sociological Review. Vol. 67, No. 2, pp. 278-298. Alejandro Portes, William J. Haller, and Luis Guarnizo.

1996 “Technology, Producer Services, and the New International Division of Labor.” Journal of Developing Societies, special issue on Globalization and Class Struggle. Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 4-18. William J. Haller and Vijai P. Singh.


Web of Science Resarcher ID
Population Review
Population Review on Project Muse
Princeton University Center for Migration and Development, People