Ph.D., California (Berkeley), 2007
Professor Christel Kesler joined the Barnard faculty in 2010. Prior to this, she held a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Oxford.
Kesler's research focuses on cross-national comparisons of social inequality, and particularly on the experiences of international migrants in European societies. She has recently completed a project that compares immigrant socioeconomic incorporation and exclusion in Germany, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. In addition to ongoing research on immigrant incorporation in various countries, other recent projects examine immigration-driven diversity's effects on civic and political engagement, immigration and the dynamics of occupational segregation, ethnic entrepreneurship, and ethnic identification among immigrants' descendants.
Professor Kesler teaches courses on methods for social research, social inequality, and international migration. She is affiliated with the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP) and the Columbia Population Research Center (CPRC).