Hiromi Ishizawa 2

Hiromi Ishizawa

Assistant Professor of Sociology
Address: Phillips Hall
801 22nd St. NW
Washington DC, 20052
Phone: 202-994-6897


After graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Professor Ishizawa spent two years as a post-doctoral research associate at the Minnesota Population Center (MPC) at the University of Minnesota. Her research interests are in the areas of social and family demography, immigration, sociology of language, and urban sociology. Her research focuses on the understanding of how immigrants integrate into American society. In particular, her work emphasizes the influence of context, such as family, household, and neighborhood, on the process of integration. She has published work that examines many aspects of immigrant integration, including minority language maintenance, sequence of migration within family units, intermarriage, and residential settlement patterns among minority language speakers, and is currently investigating civic participation across immigrant generations. In addition, Professor Ishizawa conducts research on another immigrant destination country, New Zealand. Her recent publications specifically focus on residential segregation and patterns of ethnic neighborhoods among recent immigrant groups and the indigenous Maori population.

Current Research

Civic Participation among Youth across Immigrant Generations

State-Level Political Context and Immigrant Homeownership in the U.S. (with Ryan Allen)

Immigrant Concentration, Acculturation and Child Obesity Risk (with Antwan Jones)


PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006



Forthcoming. Ishizawa, Hiromi. "Volunteerism among Mexican Youth in the US: The Role of Family Capital." Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences.

Forthcoming. Stevens Gillian, Hiromi Ishizawa, and Douglas Grbic. “Measuring Race and Ethnicity in the Censuses of Australia, Canada and the Unites States: Parallels and Paradoxes.” Canadian Studies in Population.

Forthcoming. Ishizawa, Hiromi and Dharma Arunachalam. “Ethnic Neighborhoods in Auckland, New Zealand.” Urban Policy and Research.

2014. Ishizawa, Hiromi and Kazuyo Kubo. “Domestic or International? Factors Affecting Adoption Decisions.” Journal of Family Issues 35(5): 627-653.

2012. Stevens, Gillian, Hiromi Ishizawa, and Xavier Escandell. “Marrying into the American Population: Cross-Nativity Marriages in the United States.” International Migration Review 46(3): 739-758.

2012. Kubrin, Charis and Hiromi Ishizawa. “Why Some Immigrant Neighborhoods are Safer than Others: Divergent Findings from Los Angeles and Chicago.” The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 641(1): 148-173.

2011. Ishizawa, Hiromi and Gillian Stevens. "Who Arrived First? The Timing of Arrival among Young Immigrant Wives and Husbands." Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 37(5): 525-542.

2010. Grbic, Douglas, Hiromi Ishizawa, and Charles Crothers. 2010. "Ethnic Residential Segregation in New Zealand, 1991. 2006." Social Science Research 39(1): 25-38.

2009. Ishizawa, Hiromi. 2009. "Dynamics of Spanish-Language Neighborhoods in Chicago and Atlanta: 1990. 2000." Population Research and Policy Review 28(6): 721-746.

2007. Ishizawa, Hiromi and Gillian Stevens. "Non-English Language Neighborhoods in Chicago, Illinois: 2000." Social Science Research 36(3): 1042-1064.

2007. Stevens, Gillian and Hiromi Ishizawa. "Variation among Siblings in the Use of a Non-English Language." Journal of Family Issues 28(8): 1008-1025.

2006. Ishizawa, Hiromi, Catherine T. Kenney, Kazuyo Kubo, and Gillian Stevens. "Constructing Interracial Families through Intercountry Adoption." Social Science Quarterly 87(5): 1207-1224. Supplemental/Special Issue on Ethnicity.

2004. Ishizawa, Hiromi. "Minority Language Use among Grandchildren in Multigenerational Households." Sociological Perspectives 47(4): 465-483.

Other Publications

2012. Stevens, Gillian and Hiromi Ishizawa. “Migration and the Measuring of Time.” In The Routledge International Handbook of Migration Studies, edited by Steven J. Gold and Stephanie J. Nawyn. London and New York: Routledge.

2006. Stevens, Gillian, Mary E. M. McKillip, and Hiromi Ishizawa. Intermarriage in the Second Generation: Choosing Between Newcomers and Natives. Migration Information Source.

2006. Ishizawa, Hiromi. Child Care Arrangements of Language Minority Children and Care Provider's Language UseCSE Report No.674. Los Angeles, CA: University of California, National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing.

Classes Taught

SOC 2101 - Social Research Methods
SOC 2102 - Techniques of Data Analysis
SOC 2169 - Urban Sociology
SOC 2181 - Sociology of Immigration
SOC 6231 - Data Analysis