Francisco Lara-García is a Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology at Princeton University. He received a PhD in Sociology from Columbia University in the City of New York, a Masters of Urban Planning at Harvard University and a Bachelors in Sociology, Latin American Studies and Political Science from the University of Arizona.
He is the lead investigator for the Mexicans in Albuquerque and Tucson Integration Study (MATIS). This project seeks to better integrate migration studies with urban sociology by investigating the role of contextual factors in producing differential integration paths for immigrants in cities in the U.S. He draws on a variety of qualitative and quantitative strategies for this analysis, including survey, interview and ethnographic methods. He is sponsored by Filiz Garip, Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs.