Chenoa Flippen, Ph.D., Director

Chenoa Flippen is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Population Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research centers on racial and ethnic inequality and immigrant incorporation in the United States. Within these broad areas, her work focuses on the connection between geographic and social mobility, particularly the implications for stratification of the geographic dispersion of the U.S. minority population via internal migration and new areas of immigrant settlement; the contextual forces shaping ethno-racial inequality in wealth, particularly homeownership; the link between gender and migration; life-course and aging, especially as it relates to minority well-being; and Latino immigrant incorporation and health in new areas of destination in the American South.

Michael Jones-Correa, Ph.D., Founding Director

Michael Jones-Correa, Ph.D., is President’s Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is Chair of the Political Science Department. He taught previously at Harvard and Cornell, where he served as the Robert J. Katz Chair of the Department of Government from 2014-2016.  He is a co-author of Latinos in the New Millennium (Cambridge, 2012) and Latino Lives in America: Making It Home (Temple, 2010), the author of Between Two Nations: The Political Predicament of Latinos in New York City (Cornell, 1998), the editor of Governing American Cities: Inter-Ethnic Coalitions, Competition and Conflict (Russell Sage Foundation, 2001), and co-editor of Outsiders No More? Models of Immigrant Political Incorporation (Oxford 2013). He has been a lead investigator for the 2012 and 2016 Latino Immigrant National Election Study (LINES), the 2006 Latino National Survey, the Philadelphia-Atlanta Project, and other research, as well as the author of several dozen pieces on immigration, race, ethnicity, and citizenship in the United States.  This research has received support from the Carnegie, Ford, MacArthur, Russell Sage, and National Science foundations, among others. Dr. Jones-Correa has been a visiting fellow at the Russell Sage Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at Princeton University, and was team leader and fellow for the 2010-2013 theme project “Immigration: Settlement, Immigration, and Membership,” at the Institute for the Social Sciences at Cornell.

Anne Kalbach, MBA, Center Administrator