Frank D. Bean

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Distinguished Professor, Sociology
School of Social Sciences
Director, Center for Research on International Migration
PH.D., Duke University
Phone: (949) 824-7497
Fax: (949) 824-4717
University of California, Irvine
4139 Social Sciences Plaza A
Mail Code: 5100
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
International Migration, Demography, Racial & Ethnic Relations, Economic Sociology, Family
Research Abstract
Prior to joining the UCI faculty, Frank D. Bean served as Ashbel Smith Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Director of the Population Research Center, and Chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. He was also the founding Director of both the Program for Research on Immigration Policy and the Population Studies Center at The Urban Institute in Washington, DC. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and the Council on Foreign Relations, as well as a past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has also been a Visiting Scholar at the Research School for Advanced Social Sciences at the Australian National University, the American Academy in Berlin, and the Russell Sage Foundation, as well as Distinguished Senior Visiting Fellow at CCIS and the Center for U.S. Mexico Relations at the University of California, San Diego. His current research focuses on the implications of U.S. immigration policies, Mexican immigrant incorporation, the implications of immigration for changing race/ethnicity in the United States, the determinants and health consequences of immigrant naturalization, and the development of new estimates of unauthorized immigration and emigration.

Dr. Bean is also a participating faculty member in the program in Demographic and Social Analysis.
Parents Without Papers: The Progress and Pitfalls of Mexican American Integration (with Susan K. Brown and James D. Bachmeier), The Russell Sage Foundation, 2015
The Diversity Paradox: Immigration and the Color Line in 21st Century America (with Jennifer Lee), Russell Sage Foundation, 2010
America's Newcomers and the Dynamics of Diversity (with Gillian Stevens), The Russell Sage Foundation, 2003
Immigration and Opportunity: Race, Ethnicity, and Employment in the United States (with Stephanie Bell-Rose), Russell Sage Foundation, 1999
Help or Hindrance? The Economic Implications of Immigration for African Americans (with Dan Hamermesh), Russell Sage Foundation, 1998
At the Crossroads: Mexico and U.S. Immigration Policy (with Rodolfo de la Garza, Bryan Roberts, and Sidney Weintraub), Rowman and Littlefield, 1997
The Hispanic Population of the United States (with Marta Tienda), Russell Sage Foundation, 1990
Mexican American Fertility Patterns (with Gray Swicegood), University of Texas Press, 1985
Research Centers
Center for Research on Immigration, Population and Public Policy
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