Research Interests: Race, Ethnicity, and Migration, Urban Sociology,
Tran’s research focuses on the integration of immigrants and their children, ethnic and racial categories, diversity and intergroup relations, and neighborhood gentrification, as well as urban poverty and social inequality. As an immigration scholar and urban sociologist, his research and teaching are deeply connected to the diversity, history, and vibrancy of New York City. Tran joins The Graduate Center from Columbia University, where he received the 2018 Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 2017 Faculty Mentoring Award. His research has been published in journals including Social Forces and International Migration Review, among many others.