René D. Flores was named a Neubauer Family Assistant Professor in 2018. A member of the University of Chicago's Department of Sociology, Flores's research interests are in the fields of international migration, race and ethnicity, and social stratification. His dissertation examined the social consequences of subnational restrictionist immigration policies in the US using administrative, ethnographic, and social media data.
Flores's current work includes an experimental study of the consequences of interracial relationships, an investigation of the political determinants of public opinion, and a set of papers assessing the adaptation of second-generation immigrants in Europe.
He received his PhD in sociology and social policy from Princeton University in 2014. Prior to joining the University of Chicago, he was the Donald D. Harrington Faculty Fellow at the Population Research Center at University of Texas at Austin. He also served on the faculty of the Department of Sociology in the University of Washington.
Flores's work has appeared in American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Social Forces, and Social Problems. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Paul and Daisy Soros Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, the American Sociological Association, and the Paul Merage Foundation.