Leafia Ye

(LEAFY-ah Yeh; hear my name)

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


My research agenda centers on urgent challenges that deter the full inclusion of immigrant populations into host societies. Empirically, I have used a wide range of quantitative methods to analyze administrative and survey datasets. My work has appeared in Population and Development Review, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World, and Advances in Medical Sociology.


For two consecutive years (2019 & 20), I was awarded the Retirement and Disability Graduate Research Fellowship (funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration) to study immigrants' economic well-being in later life. One of my dissertation chapters on this topic (R&R Minor at Social Forces) received a Best Graduate Student Paper Award from the ASA Section on Aging and the Life Course.

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