My scholarship interrogates the significance of social categories as they mediate myriad opportunities and constraints in the everyday lives of immigrants and ethnoracial minorities. I utilize diverse methodologies, data sources, and theoretical perspectives to investigate how ascriptive social categories (race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, etc.) and their corresponding symbolic boundaries are activated, reinforced, and contested within organizations, politics, and popular culture, among others....


Migration processes
Migration consequences (for migrants, sending and receiving countries)
Migration governance
Cross-cutting topics in migration research


  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick

    University, New Brunswick, United States
    Assistant Professor of Sociology

  • International Migration Institute

    Research Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Research Fellow

  • American Sociological Association: Section on Int'l Migration

    Non-governmental Organisation, Washington D.C., United States
    Secretary and Treasurer


Suppressing transnationalism: bringing constraints into the study of transnational political action

Authors Ali R. Chaudhary, Dana M. Moss
Year 2019
Journal Name Comparative Migration Studies
1 Journal Article

Migrants’ transnational political engagement in Spain and Italy

Authors Luis Eduardo Guarnizo, Ali R Chaudhary, Ninna Nyberg Sørensen
Year 2019
Journal Name Migration Studies
2 Journal Article

Voting here and there: political integration and transnational political engagement among immigrants in Europe

Authors Ali R. Chaudhary
Year 2018
Journal Name Global Networks
Citations (WoS) 3
3 Journal Article

Organizing transnationalism and belonging among Pakistani immigrants in London and New York

Authors Ali R Chaudhary, Ali R. Chaudhary
Year 2018
Journal Name Migration Studies
4 Journal Article

Pakistani immigrant organisational spaces in Toronto and New York City

Authors Ali R. Chaudhary, LE Guarnizo, Luis Eduardo Guarnizo
Year 2016
Journal Name Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Citations (WoS) 2
5 Journal Article

Racialized Incorporation: The Effects of Race and Generational Status on Self-Employment and Industry-Sector Prestige in the United States

Authors Ali R. Chaudhary
Year 2015
Journal Name International Migration Review
Citations (WoS) 5
6 Journal Article

Ascriptive Organizational Stigma and the Constraining of Pakistani Immigrant Organizations

Authors Ali R. Chaudhary
Year 2020
Journal Name International Migration Review
7 Journal Article

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