Associate Professor of Sociology
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies (CLACX)
Mariano Sana is an Associate Professor of Sociology (Ph.D. in Demography, University of Pennsylvania, 2003). His main area of research is international migration, including causes of international migration, migration of the highly skilled, migrant incorporation, refugee migrants in the United States, and public opinion on immigration. A secondary area of focus is survey methodology, especially the effects of various modalities of data collection on data quality. Professor Sana’s current research explores public opinion on refugees and Americans’ attitudes toward immigration reform. His research has been published in Demography, Social Forces, International Migration Review, Sociological Methods & Research, and other peer-reviewed journals in demography, sociology, and migration studies. He is a member of the American Sociological Association, the Population Association of America, and the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population.
International Migration; Demography; Survey Methodology; Public Opinion
Sana, Mariano. 2021. “Public Opinion on Refugee Policy in the United States, 1938-2019: Increasing Support for Refugees and the Sympathy Effect.” International Migration Review 55(2):574-604. https://doi.org/10.1177/0197918320954129.
Weinreb, Alexander, Mariano Sana, and Guy Stecklov. 2018. “Strangers in the Field: A Methodological Experiment on Interviewer-Respondent Familiarity.” Bulletin of Sociological Methodology/Bulletin de Méthodologie Sociologique 137-138(1):94-119. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0759106318761562.
Sana, Mariano, Guy Stecklov, and Alexander A. Weinreb. 2016. “A test of the stranger-interviewer norm in the Dominican Republic.” Population Studies 70(1):73-92. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00324728.2016.1139740?journalCode=rpst20.
Sana, Mariano. 2010. “Immigrants and Natives in U.S. Science and Engineering Occupations: 1994-2006.” Demography 47(3):801-820. https://read.dukeupress.edu/demography/article/47/3/801/169839/Immigrants-and-natives-in-U-S-science-and.
Sana, Mariano, and Alexander A. Weinreb. 2008. “Insiders, Outsiders, and the Editing of Inconsistent Survey Data.” Sociological Methods and Research 36(4):515-541. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0049124107313857.
Sana, Mariano. 2008. “Growth of Migrant Remittances from the United States to Mexico, 1990-2004.” Social Forces, 86(3):995-1025. https://academic.oup.com/sf/article-abstract/86/3/995/2235474.
Sana, Mariano. 2005. “Buying Membership in the Transnational Community: Migrant Remittances, Social Status and Assimilation.” Population Research and Policy Review 24(3):231-261. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11113-005-4080-7.
Sana, Mariano, and Douglas S. Massey. 2005. “Household Composition, Family Migration and Community Context: Migrant Remittances in Four Countries.” Social Science Quarterly 86(2):509-528. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.0038-4941.2005.00315.x.