Filiz Garip is Associate Professor of Sociology at Harvard University. Her research lies at the intersection of migration, economic sociology and inequality. Within this general area, she studies the mechanisms that enable or constrain mobility and lead to greater or lesser degrees of social and economic inequality.
Her work has been published in Population and Development Review, Demography, Social Forces and the American Journal of Sociology. She is currently working on a book, On the Move: Changing Mechanisms of Mexico-U.S. Migration (under advance contract with Princeton University Press), which will characterize the diversity of the Mexican migrant population in the United States. Garip received her Ph.D. in Sociology and M.S.E in Operations Research & Financial Engineering both from Princeton University. She holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Bogazici University, Istanbul.
Garip received the Harold W. Dodds Honorific Fellowship at Princeton, and was part of the Woodrow Wilson Society of Fellows. At Harvard, she has taught courses on migration and economic sociology, and has won the George Kahrl Excellence in Teaching Award from the Department of Sociology. She is currently affiliated with the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, and the Inequality and Social Policy Program at the Kennedy School. She is also the director of academic programming for the Undergraduate Research Scholars program at the Institute of Quantitative Social Science at Harvard. She serves as a consulting editor for the American Journal of Sociology.
Garip collaborates with scholars in different fields including political science, computer science and statistics. Her research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Clark Fund, Milton Fund, and the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, as well as a Junior Synergy Semester Grant from the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.