top of page
me4_Irina Chukhray (1-14-20)_003.jpg

Mixed Methods

1.5-generation immigrants & college-going

I am a PhD candidate in the Sociology Department at the University of California, Davis. Motivated by my personal experiences of immigrating from Ukraine to the U.S. and learning to navigate college-going with the help of my high school teacher, my current research examines 1.5-generation immigrant youth, like myself--who arrived to the U.S. before age 18--and what factors function as supports and constraints in going to college.

PhD Candidate. UC Davis.

Sociology Department.

Visiting Scholar. Dept. of Sociology. Univ. of Pennsylvania.

(2021 - 2024)

Fellow. Gardner Seminar. UC Berkeley.

(2022 - 2024) Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE)

Fellow. Penn Migration Initiative. University of Pennsylvania.

(2021 - 2024)

Fellow. Immigration Initiative at Harvard. Harvard University.

(2020 - 2021)

Awards & Honors

SAGE Publishing Keith Roberts Teaching Innovations Award
American Sociological Association (ASA)


Honorable Mention

Graduate Student Paper Award

Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP)


Audrey Schwartz Service Award

Sociology of Education Association (SEA) 


Invited Talks

Keynote Speaker 
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

San Diego State University 


bottom of page