Grad Students

Tianjian Lai



Contact Information

Email    tianjian0lai@ucla.edu
Office  Not Available

Fields of Study

International Migration, Legal Status, Health, Social Stratification, Youth Development

Publications

Park, Sung S., Tianjian Lai, and Roger Waldinger. Forthcoming. “Unequal Ties: Immigrants’ Initial Social Capital and Labor Market Stratification.” Social Forces.

Lai, Tianjian. 2021. “Legal Exclusion, Civic Exclusion: How Legal Status Stratifies Latino Immigrants’ Civic Engagement.” International Migration Review 55(1):195-226.

Lai, Tianjian and Grace Kao. 2018. “Hit, Robbed, and Put Down (but not Bullied): Underreporting of Bullying by Minority and Male Students.” Journal of Youth and Adolescence 47(3):619-635.

Grants and Awards

Haynes Lindley Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (2021-2022)

National Science Foundation INTERN Fellowship (2021)

Visiting Fellowship, The French Institute for Demographic Studies (2020)

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide Fellowship (2019)

Visiting Fellowship, Sciences Po LIEPP (2019)

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2016-2021)

UCLA Graduate Dean's Scholar Award (2016-2018)

Phi Beta Kappa, The University of Chicago (2016)

Conference Presentations

“How Citizenship Denial Shapes Immigrants' Citizenship Enactment: Evidence from French Data.” Impact of Immigration Status on Migration Behavior session at the Population Association of America Annual Conference (online). 2021.

“Legal Status, Selectivity, and Immigrant Integration.” Immigrant Adaptation Across Multiple Contexts session at the Population Association of America Annual Conference, Washington, DC. 2020 (cancelled due to COVID-19). 

“Hit, Robbed, and Put Down (but not Bullied): Underreporting of Bullying by Minority and Male Students.” Schooling and Healthy Development session at the Population Association of America Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. 2017.

Advisors

Roger Waldinger, Ruben Hernandez-Leon, Ka-Yuet Liu, Grace Kao (Yale University)

Degrees

C.Phil. Sociology, UCLA, 2020

M.A. Sociology, UCLA, 2018

B.A. Sociology (with honors) and minor in Latin American Studies, The University of Chicago, 2016