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 today across North America and Europe.


    I write about immigrant incorporation, non-profit organizations, immigrant politics, ethnic entrepreneurship, and the South Asian diaspora in the Britain, Canada, and the U.S. To date, I've published research on Pakistani immigrant organizations, immigrant entrepreneurship in the United States, transnational politics in Europe and the attitudes of Muslim-Americans towards suicide-bombings. My work is published or forthcoming in several top peer-reviewed academic specialty journals including International Migration Review, the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Global Networks, Migration Studies, and the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.


    I am currently an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey-USA. I was previously based at the University of Oxford as Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research Officer at the International Migration Institute and Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College-Oxford. I earned my Ph.D. in sociology in 2015 at the University of California, Davis under the mentorship of Luis Guarnizo, Fred Block, and Irene Bloemraad-UC Berkeley. I've had the privilege to lecture and present my work at universities and professional conferences in the U.K., the Netherlands, Finland, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Canada, and throughout the United States.


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  • Current Projects

    Immigrant Politics in Europe: 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.

    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.

    Organizing Belonging: Immigrant Integration, Transnationalism, and Non-Profit Organizations

    In this multi-year project, I investigate how Pakistani and South Asian non-profit organizations respond to a variety of external pressures and how these pressures affect organizational strategy, process, and performance. I specifically examine the causes and consequences of ethnoracial stigma for immigrant organizations seeking to foster community development and social change in places of origin and settlement.





    Chaudhary, Ali R. (Forthcoming) "Voting 'Here' and 'There': Political Incorporation and Transnational Political Engagement Among Immigrants in Europe" in Global Networks *** Winner of the 2016 Rinus Pennix Best Paper Award, IMISCOE Annual Conference, Prague, CZ. ***


    Chaudhary, Ali R. (Forthcoming) "Organizing Transnationalism and Belonging among Pakistani Immigrants in London and New York" in Migration Studies


    Guarnizo, Luis, Ali R. Chaudhary and Ninna Nyberg Sorensen (Forthcoming) "Migrants' Political Transnationalism in Southern Europe" in Migration Studies


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


    Acevedo, G., A. R. Chaudhary, C. Ellison., and J. Bartowski. "Culture, Social Structure and Muslim-American Identity (Under Review)


    Book Chapters, Encyclopedia Entries, and Working Papers


    Chaudhary, Ali R. (forthcoming chapter) "Immigrant and Ethnic Entrepreneurship" in International Handbook of Migration Studies. London: Routledge.


    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





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


    Civic Entrepreneurs: Nonprofit Organizations in the Pakistani Diaspora (Book Manuscript)

  • 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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    Ali R. Chaudhary, Ph.D.

    Department of Sociology

    Rutgers University

    Davison Hall, Office 041

    New Brunswick, NJ 08901






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