Julia Gelatt is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy at Princeton University and an affiliate of the Office of Population Research. Her research interests include immigration, immigrant assimilation, inequality, demography, and gender.
Julia's research focuses on child well-being in immigrant families and in particular on the ways in which children's own immigration status and their parents' immigration status affects children's health, mental health, and early educational outcomes.
Julia received her BA in Sociology/Anthropology from Carleton College. Before coming to Princeton, Julia worked at the Migration Policy Institute, researching trends in immigration and labor force growth, the second generation across US communities, and shifts in federal policies related to immigrant assimilation. Julia is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow.