Ali R. Chaudhary, Ph.D.









  • About


    As a sociologist, I think of international migration as the human dimension of globalization and a key factor driving the social, cultural and political transformations unfolding across North America and Europe. I write about migration, immigrant incorporation, politics, civil society organizations, self-employment and South Asian immigrant communities in the West. I have analyzed survey data looking at immigrants and ethnoracial minorities across Europe and North America and have conducted ethnographic fieldwork in the Untied States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. I have published articles on immigrant politics in Europe, Pakistani immigrant organizations, Muslim Americans and immigrant entrepreneurship.


    I am currently an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. I was previously based at the University of Oxford as a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the International Migration Institute and a Junior Research Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford. I earned my Ph.D. in sociology at the University of California, Davis. I have been a visiting scholar at the Munk School of Global Affairs-University of Toronto; Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and the Oxford Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS). I have lectured and presented my research at Universities in the Netherlands, Finland, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Canada, the UK and the United States.

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  • Current Projects

    Immigrant Politics 'Here' and 'There': Integration and Transnational Engagement

    Postdoctoral research analyzing the domestic and homeland-oriented transnational political engagement of immigrants in Europe. Within this larger research I am also developing a new conceptual framework with my colleague Dana M. Moss (University of Pittsburgh) for understanding various ways in which social and political forces constrain immigrant transnational political action.

    Stigma and Pakistani Immigrant Non-Profit Organizations in Britain, Canada, and the United States

    Ongoing research from my doctoral work examines how Pakistani non-profit organizations experience and respond to multi-scalar stigma in Britain, Canada, and the United States.

    Citizenship Regimes and the Political Participation of First and Second-Generation Immigrants in Europe

    Collaborative research with Laura Morales (University of Leicester) using survey data to analyze the effects of citizenship regimes on voter turnout among immigrants and their second-generation adult children across Europe.





    Chaudhary, Ali R. (Forthcoming) "Voting 'Here' and 'There': Political Incorporation and Transnational Political Engagement Among Immigrants in Europe" in Global Networks


    Chaudhary, Ali R. and L.E. Guarnizo (2016) "Pakistani Immigrant Organizational Spaces in Toronto and New York City" in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 42(6):1013-1035


    Chaudhary, Ali R. (2015) "Racialized Incorporation: The Effects of Race and Generational Status on Self-Employment Propensities and Industry-Sector Prestige" in International Migration Review. 49(2):318-354. 


    Acevedo, G. and Ali R. Chaudhary (2015) "Religion, Cultural Clash and Muslim American Attitudes About Politically Motivated Violence" in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. 54(2):242-260


    Currently Under Review


    Chaudhary, Ali R. " Pakistani Migrant Organizations in London, Toronto and New York City" (Revise & Resubmit)


    Chaudhary, Ali R. "Post-Colonial Contexts and Pakistani Immigrant Organizations in London and New York" (Revise & Resubmit)


    Guarnizo, Luis, Ali R. Chaudhary and Ninna Nyberg Sorensen "Migrants' Political Transnationalism in Southern Europe" (Revise & Resubmit)


    Chaudhary, Ali R. and Dana M. Moss. "Bringing Constraints Back Into the Study of Transnational Political Action" (Under Review)




    Immigrant and Ethnic Entrepreneurship" in Handbook of Migration Studies


    Citizenship Regimes: Local and National Voter Turnout Among Immigrants and Their Children in Europe (with A. Gonzalez-Ferrer and L. Morales)


    Culture, Social Structure and Muslim American Identity (with G. Acevedo and C. Ellison)


    Social Closure, Discrimination, and Self-Reported Happiness among Muslim Americans (with G. Acevedo & C.G.Ellison)


    Other Publications



    Chaudhary, Ali R. and Dana M. Moss. 2016. "Triadic Political Opportunity Structures" I.M.I. Working Paper 129. International Migration Institute Working Paper Series-University of Oxford.


    Chaudhary, Ali R. 2016."Transnational Politics and Political Integration Among Migrants in Europe" I.M.I. Working Paper 127. International Migration Institute Working Paper Series-University of Oxford.


    Chaudhary, Ali R. and L.E. Guarnizo 2015. "State Policies and Pakistani Migrant Organizations in Toronto and New York City" I.M.I. Working Paper 112, International Migration Institute Working Papers Series-University of Oxford.


    Guarnizo, L.E. and Ali R. Chaudhary 2014. "Determinants of Political Transnational Engagement among Colombian and Dominican Migrants in Southern Europe", I.M.I. Working Paper 82. International Migration Institute Working Paper Series-University of Oxford.


    McCarthy, Bill & Ali R. Chaudhary. 2014. “Rational Choice Theory” in The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Springer-Verlag. New York


    Chaudhary, Ali. R. 2013. “Franchises” in Smith, Vicki (Eds) Sociology of Work, An Encyclopedia. Sage Publications

  • Teaching


    Assistant Professor of Sociology

    Rutgers University. New Brunswick, N.J.


    Spring 2018

    Global Mobility, Inequality and Social Change (Graduate Seminar)


    Fall 2017

    On Leave


    Spring 2017

    Introduction to Social Research Methods

    Immigrant Minorities in the United States: Migration, Incorporation and Belonging


    Past Teaching

    2015-16 Lecturer and Tutor, MSc in Migration Studies, University of Oxford


    2015-16 External Marker, MSc in Migration Studies, University of Oxford


    2014 Associate Instructor, Sociology of Immigration. Department of Sociology, University of California, Davis.


    2009-13 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology. University of California, Davis




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  • Contact Information

    Ali R. Chaudhary, Ph.D.

    Department of Sociology

    Rutgers University

    Davison Hall, Office 041

    New Brunswick, NJ 08901





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