Yader R. Lanuza is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Miami.

His research and teaching interests include migration, immigrant incorporation, race & ethnicity, sociology of the family, sociology of education, the transition to adulthood, and economic sociology. Dr. Lanuza’s scholarship appears (or is forthcoming) in general as well as specialty peer-reviewed journals, including the American Sociological Review, Journal of Marriage and FamilyInternational Migration Review, Sociological Perspectives, and Teorija in praksa [Theory and Practice].

In 2017, Dr. Lanuza was a finalist for Princeton University’s Society of Fellows program, and a finalist for the President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at the University of Maryland. He is a former Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellow (2016),  American Sociological Association Minority Fellow (2016), and was a runner-up for the Beth B. Hess Scholarship from the Society for the Study of Social Problems (2015). In addition, Dr. Lanuza received an Aristide Zolberg Student Scholar Award honorable mention from American Sociological Association’s Migration Section for his article, Who Helps? Immigrant-native Differences in Patterns of Homework Assistance.

Dr. Lanuza received his doctoral degree at the University of California, Irvine. In 2017, he earned the Lauds and Laurels Best Graduate Student Award, UC Irvine Alumni Association’s highest honor. During his tenure at UC Irvine, he received school-wide recognition, including  Faculty Mentor (2012) and Eugene Cota-Robles (2010-2014) fellowships. In addition, he won the Robin M. Williams Jr.  Competition, which awards the student with the best empirical research paper (2017) and was recognized for outstanding research (2016) and service (2013) — all in the sociology department.

Prior to his doctoral studies, Dr. Lanuza earned his Bachelor’s degree at Hampshire College and Master’s Degree at New York University. While at NYU, he worked as an instructional mediator at Brooklyn Academy High School. He also served as a Research Associate at the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education.


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