Selected Publications

ORCID Profile

Tran, Van C. 2020. “The Borders Around Us: Forced Migration and the Politics of Border Control.” City & Community 19(2): online.

Tran, Van C. and Francisco Lara-García. 2020. A New Beginning: Integration of Recent Refugees in the Early Years of Arrival to the United States.” RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences 6(3): forthcoming.

Tran, Van C., Fei Guo and Tiffany Huang. 2020. “The Integration Paradox: Asian Immigrants in Australia and in the United States.” The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science: forthcoming.

Tran, Van C. 2020. “Assimilation.” Forthcoming in The Routledge Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, John Solomos, Ed. London, UK: Routledge Publishing.

Lee, Jennifer and Van C. Tran. 2019. “The Mere Mention of Asians in Affirmative Action.” Sociological Science [Link]

Tran, Van C. 2019. “Second-Generation Contextual Mobility: Neighborhood Attainment from Birth to Young Adulthood in the United States.” International Migration Review: [Link]

Tran, Van C., Jennifer Lee and Tiffany Huang. 2019. “Revisiting the Asian Second-Generation Advantage.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 42(13): 2248-2269. [Link]

Valdez, Nicol M. and Van C. Tran. 2019. “Gendered Context of Assimilation: The Female Second-Generation Advantage among Latinos.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies: [Link]

Tran, Van C. 2019. “Coming of Age in Multi-Ethnic America: Young Adults’ Experiences with Diversity.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 42(1): 35-52. [Link]

Tran, Van C. 2018. “Social Mobility across Immigrant Generations: Recent Evidence and Future Data Requirements.” The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 667(1):105-188. [Link]

Tran, Van C., Jennifer Lee, Oshin Khachikian, and Jess Lee. 2018. “Hyper-Selectivity, Racial Mobility, and the Remaking of Race.” RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences 4(5):189-209. [Link]

Tran, Van C. and Katharine M. Donato. 2018. “The Social Provision of Healthcare to Migrants in the U.S. and in China.” China Population and Development Studies 2(1): 83-107. [Link]

Tran, Van C. 2017. “Beyond the Ballot Box: Age-At-Arrival, Civic Institutions, and Political Participation among Latinos.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 43(5):766-790. [Link]

Tran, Van C. and Nicol M. Valdez. 2017. “Second-Generation Decline or Advantage? Latino Assimilation in the Aftermath of the Great Recession.” International Migration Review 51(1): 155-190. [Link]

Tran, Van C. 2016. “Ethnic Culture and Social Mobility among the Asian Second Generation.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 39(13): 2398-2403. [Link]

Tran, Van C. 2016. “Social Mobility among Second-Generation Latinos.” Contexts 15(2): 28-33. [Link]

Tran, Van C. 2015. “Revisiting the Americano Dream.” Pathways, Spring 2015: 18-23. [PDF]

Tran, Van C. 2015. “Immigrant Assimilation.” In Oxford Bibliographies Online in Sociology. Jeff Manza, Ed. New York: Oxford University Press. [Link]

Tran, Van C. 2015. “More Than Just Black: Cultural Perils and Opportunities in Inner-City Neighborhoods.” Pp. 252-280 in The Cultural Matrix: Understanding Black Youth, Orlando Patterson and Ethan Fosse, Eds. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. [Link]

Lee, David C., Brendan G. Carr, Tony E. Smith, Van C. Tran, Daniel Polsky and Charles C. Branas. 2015. “The Impact of Hospital Closures and Hospital and Population Characteristics on Increasing Emergency Department Volume: A Geographic Analysis.” Population Health Management 18(6): 459-466. [Link]

Hopkins, Daniel J., Van C. Tran, and Abigail F. Williamson. 2014. “See No Spanish: Language, Local Context, and Attitudes toward Immigration.” Politics, Groups, and Identities 2(1): 35-51. [Link]

Tran, Van C., Corina Graif, Alison D. Jones, Mario L. Small, and Christopher Winship. 2013. “Participation in Context: Neighborhood Diversity and Organizational Involvement in Boston.” City & Community 12(3): 187-210. [Link]

Waters, Mary C., Anthony Health, Tran, Van C. and Vikki Boliver. 2013. “Second-Generation Attainment and Inequality: Primary and Secondary Effects on Educational Outcomes in Britain and the U.S.” In The Children of Immigrants at School: A Comparative Look at Integration in the United States and Western Europe, Richard Alba and Jennifer Holdaway, Eds. New York: New York University Press. [Link]

Tran, Van C., Susan K. Brown and Jens Schneider. 2012. “Neighborhoods and Perceptions of Disorder.” Pp. 156-182 in The Changing Face of World Cities, Maurice Crul and John Mollenkopf, Eds. New York: Russell Sage Foundation. [Link]

Tran, Van C. 2010. “English Gain vs. Spanish Loss? Language Assimilation among Second-Generation Latinos in Young Adulthood.” Social Forces 89(1): 257-284. [Link]

Waters, Mary C., Van C. Tran, Philip Kasinitz and John Mollenkopf. 2010. “Segmented Assimilation Revisited: Types of Acculturation and Socioeconomic Outcomes in Young Adulthood.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 33(7): 1168-1193. [Link]

Tran, Van C. 2008. “Understanding Latino Diversity: Pan-Ethnic Identity Formation among Latinos.” Pp. 47-77 in Ethnicity and Social Divisions: Contemporary Research in Sociology, Karin Hallden, Elias Le Grand and Zenia Hellgreen, Eds. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. [Link]