Faculty Scholars


William Haller, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Sociology
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 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 labor markets. He additionally serves on the Advisory Board of Princeton University’s Center for Migration and Development and as Editor of Population Review.

For more information, see his College Profile.

How Dr. Haller’s research is transforming health care

William’s current 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 Unites States, it includes measures of household composition, familism, intergenerational relations, ethnic and national self-identification, friends networks, educational attainment, and employment which potentially bear on the transmission of highly infectious respiratory diseases such as COVID-19. His health research interests are particularly to improve access to health care, and to improve understanding of family and household dynamics associated with disparate infection rates and impacts of respiratory disease.

Health Research Expertise Keywords

Disparities, Race, Ethnicity, Immigration, Assimilation, Culture, Demography, Public Health, Population Health