Filiz Garip

Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs
126 Wallace Hall

Filiz Garip is Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs. 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 journals such as American Journal of Sociology, Demography, Population and Development Review, Sociological Methods and Research. Her book, On the Move: Changing Mechanisms of Mexico-US Migration, has won three best book awards. For more information, please visit her personal site:


PhD in Sociology, Princeton University
MSE in Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Princeton University
BS in Industrial Engineering, Bogazici University

Selected Publications

Filiz Garip. 2016. On the Move: Changing Mechanisms of Mexico-U.S. Migration. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Linda Zhao and Filiz Garip. Forthcoming. “Network diffusion under homophily and consolidation as a mechanism for social inequality.” Sociological Methods and Research.

Mario Molina and Filiz Garip. 2019. “Machine Learning for Sociology.” Annual Reviews of Sociology 45: 27-45.

Filiz Garip. 2014. “The Impact of Migration and Remittances on Wealth Accumulation and Distribution in Rural Thailand.” Demography 51(2): 673-698.

Filiz Garip. 2012. “Discovering Diverse Mechanisms of Migration: The Mexico-U.S. Stream from 1970 to 2000.” Population and Development Review 38(3): 393-433.

Paul DiMaggio and Filiz Garip. 2012. “Network Effects and Social Inequality.” Annual Review of Sociology 38: 93-118.

Paul DiMaggio and Filiz Garip. 2011. “How Network Externalities Can Exacerbate Intergroup Inequality.” American Journal of Sociology 116(6): 1887-1933.