Nathan I. Hoffmann

PhD Student, Department of Sociology
University of California, Los Angeles
264 Haines Hall, 375 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095
email: nathanihoff@ucla.edu

Research Interests

International Migration, Social Stratification, Education, Quantitative Methods

Education

PhD        Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles, 2018-present

MS        Statistics, University of California, Los Angeles, 2021-present

MA        Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles, 2020

MSc        Social Policy & Social Research, University College London, 2017

BA        Music, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2013

BA        French, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2013

Publications

Hoffmann, Nathan I. 2018. “Cognitive Achievement of Children of Immigrants: Evidence from the Millennium Cohort Study and the 1970 British Cohort Study.” British Educational Research Journal 44 (6): 1005–28. https://doi.org/10.1002/berj.3476.

Under Review

Hoffmann, Nathan I. “A ‘Win-Win Exercise’? Eastern European Children in Western Europe.” (R&R)

Lai, Tianjian, Nathan I. Hoffmann, and Roger Waldinger. “When Fear Spreads: Individual- and Group-Level Predictors of Deportation Fear Among Latino Immigrants.” (R&R)

Working Papers

Catron, Peter, Nathan I. Hoffmann, and Roger Waldinger. “Impeding Access: Immigrants and Naturalization in Early 20th-Century America.”

Hoffmann, Nathan I. “Strangers in the Homeland? The Academic Performance of Children of Return Migrants in Mexico.”

Hoffmann, Nathan I. and Kristopher Velasco. “Making Migration Sexy: How LGB Policies Influence International Migration.”


Fellowships and Grants

2021-22        NICHD T32 Training Grant ($33,000), California Center for Population Research, UCLA

2020-21        Graduate Research Mentorship Fellowship ($20,000), UCLA

2020        Summer Fellowship ($5,000), Center for European and Russia Studies, UCLA

2020        Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Fellowship ($6,000), UCLA

2019        Sociology Summer Fellowship ($4,000), UCLA

2018-19        European Studies Fellowship ($10,000), UCLA

2018-19        Sociology Fellowship ($24,000), UCLA

2016-17        International Student Bursary ($6,500), University College London

2013-14        Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship ($12,500), Fulbright Belgium

Awards and Honors

2021        Best Poster Award, Population Association of America Annual Meeting

2020        Department of Sociology Excellence in Teaching Award, UCLA        

2017        Graduated with distinction, University College London

2013        Graduated Summa Cum Laude, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Presentations

Apr. 28, 2022        “Impeding Access: Immigrants and Naturalization in Early 20th-Century America”
Session on Record Linkage and Full-Count Census Data, CenSoc, UC Berkeley

Apr. 9, 2022        “Ethno-racial classification and the incorporation of European immigrants, 1907-1940”
(with Peter Catron)
Session on Indirect Effects of Surveillance on Immigrant Adaptation, Population Association of America Annual Meeting in Atlanta

Apr. 7, 2022        “Strangers in the Homeland? The Academic Performance of Children of Return Migrants in Mexico”
Session on Historical Demography: Methods and Application, Population Association of America Annual Meeting in Atlanta

Aug. 8, 2021        “Making Migration Sexy: How State and National Policies Influence International Migration of Same-Sex Couples”
(with Kristopher Velasco)
Regular Session, American Sociological Association Annual Meeting

Aug. 7, 2021         “A ‘Win-Win Exercise’? Eastern European Children in Western Europe.”
Roundtable on Beyond the Immigrant Generation: Intergenerational Experiences and Outcomes, American Sociological Association Annual Meeting

May 7, 2021         “A ‘Win-Win Exercise’? Eastern European Children in Western Europe.”
Session on Immigrant Educational and Economic Outcomes, Population Association of America Annual Meeting

May 5, 2021        “Making Migration Sexy: Immigrants in Same-Sex Couples in the United States”
(with Kristopher Velasco)
Poster Presentation, Population Association of America Annual Meeting
Winner: Best Poster Award

Aug. 11, 2020        “The Importance of Context: Children of Immigrants in the United Kingdom”
Migration Roundtable, American Sociological Association Annual Meeting

Nov. 15, 2019        “The Importance of Context: Children of Immigrants in the United Kingdom”
Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility Working Group, UCLA

Teaching

2020        SOCIOL 20: Introduction to Sociological Research Methods (3 discussion sections)
        
UCLA

2020        SOCIOL 151: International Migration (3 discussion sections)
        
UCLA

2019        SOCIOL 1: Introductory Sociology (3 discussion sections)
        
UCLA

2017        Introduction to Data Analysis and Introduction to Regression Analysis (Stata labs)
Department of Social Science, University College London

2013-14        American Civilization (instructor)
Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship, University of Mons, Belgium 

Service

2021-22        Sociology Student Coordinator, Migration Working Group, UCLA

2021-22        Social Chair, Sociology Graduate Student Association, UCLA

2019-22        Honors Thesis Mentor, UCLA

2016-17        Student Academic Representative, University College London

Other Work Experience

2015-16        Fulbright Program Manager
Fulbright Commission for Belgium and Luxembourg, Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed hundreds of Fulbright grant applications. Publicized Fulbright program in over 20 presentations at universities and schools. Planned multi-day conferences for researchers and students. Managed 60 Belgian and American Fulbright grantees.


Professional Association Memberships

American Sociology Association, Population Association of America

Other Skills

Languages        Native English, fluent French, proficient Spanish and German, basic Dutch.

Computer        R, Python, Stata, Microsoft Office, Google Docs, and WordPress.