Dorothy Swaine Thomas Professor of Sociology
Emilio Parrado is a distinguished scholar of demography and international migration. His research is focused on issues of Western hemisphere migration; Latino immigrants’ adaptation in the United States; and issues of health, fertility, education and economic wellbeing among populations in Mexico and in several South American countries, as well as among immigrants in the U.S. He is the author of more than 40 refereed articles in leading journals, and his work has been supported by several major grants, including the National Institute of Health and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
Parrado is an outstanding citizen and leader of his scholarly communities. He currently serves as Chair of the Department of Sociology, and he has served as the Director of the Latin American and Latino studies program and the Associate Director of the Population Studies Center, as well as serving on the executive committee of the Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism; the Penn Arts & Sciences Dean’s Council on Diversity; and the Faculty Advisory Board of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships.