Faculty Scholars


William Haller, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice
College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

Contact  864-671-6772 or whaller@clemson.edu 

Who is Dr. Haller?

William Haller is an associate professor of sociology. He received his PhD from University of Pittsburgh in 1999 and served 4 years as a postdoc with Princeton University’s Office of Population Research and Center for Migration and Development before coming to Clemson in 2004. He also is a professor for the policy studies Ph.D. program. Currently he teaches courses in social stratification, sociological theory, globalization, and social research methods. His primary research interests include international migration, social stratification, and social research methods. He additionally serves on the Advisory Board of Princeton University’s Center for Migration and Development and as Editor of Population Review since 2010. He is the 2021-2022 Canada Research Chair in Global Governance with the Balsillie School of International Affairs and Visiting Scholar with University of Waterloo, as per his receipt of a U.S. Fulbright Scholar grant.

For more information, see his College Profile.

How Dr. Haller’s research is transforming health care

Haller’s primary area of research focuses on maturation and assimilation processes of immigrant youth, including its social psychological aspects, educational attainment, school-to-work transitions, and ethnic/national/religious self-identifications. He and his research team in the United States and Spain recently completed a third wave of a large-scale longitudinal study of adaptation and assimilation of the second generation based initially in Madrid and Barcelona. As with their prior longitudinal study of children of immigrants in the United States, it includes measures of household composition, familism, intergenerational relations, ethnic and national self-identification, friends’ networks, educational attainment, and employment. His health research interests are particularly to improve access to health care, and to improve understanding of family and household dynamics associated with health care disparities. He is currently working with colleagues in Sociology, Mathematics, and Geographical Information Systems to track the spread and impacts of COVID-19 in the Upstate.

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Health Research Expertise Keywords

Disparities, race, ethnicity, immigration, assimilation, culture, demography, public health, population health