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Tristan Ivory
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Tristan Ivory

Assistant Professor of Global Labor and Work
Global Labor and Work (GLW)


Tristan Ivory is an Assistant Professor in the Department of International and Comparative Labor in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. He received his PhD in 2015 from the Department of Sociology at Stanford University and then completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society at Indiana University before serving as an Assistant Professor of Black Studies and Sociology at the University of Missouri from 2017 to 2019.

Tristan Ivory's research is principally concerned with sub-Saharan African geographic, social, and economic mobility. His first research project examined sub-Saharan African migrants in Japan. More recently, he has begun a multiyear, multi-sited longitudinal interview project that will track sub-Saharan middle-class high-school and college students as they begin professional careers in order to assess whether there is a substantial correlation between international migration and better economic and social outcomes. He also is involved in a number of smaller projects aimed at assessing labor market outcomes for foreign-born individuals across a number of receiving country contexts.


Journal Articles

    Book Chapters

    • Tristan Ivory. 2018. STEM and Underrepresented Populations: What’s at Stake. in New Directions of STEM Research and Learning in the World Ranking Movement. London, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. John N. Hawkins, Aki Yamada, Reiko Yamada, W. James Jacob. (31-41)

    Book Reviews

    • Tristan Ivory. 2015. Review of "Transpacific Antiracism: Afro-Asian Solidarity in 20th Century Black America, Japan, and Okinawa". Cambridge, UK: Oxford Academic, 2015. Gregory Nobel. (124–127)

    Professional Activities

    • NA. Presented to ILR Alumni Association NYC Chapter. On-line. 2022.
    • "On Contemporary Middle-Class African Migration". Presented to American Sociological Association. Los Angeles, CA. 2022.
    • Gender, Race, and Immigrant Incorporation in Japan. Presented to 21st Century Japan Politics and Society Initiative (Indiana University). Virtual. 2021.
    • “Labor of Love: Cross-Nativity Marriage and Immigrant Labor Force Participation Across European Union Member States”. Presented to GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences . Virtual. 2021.
    • The Shifting Context of Reception for Migrants in Japan: 1970 to 2010. Presented to LERA. Virtual. 2020.
    • "Sub-Saharan African Migrants in Japan". Presented to Institute for African Development. Ithaca, NY. 2019.
    • The Same Separate?: Group Discrimination in the United States and Japan. Presented to Carnegie Mellon University Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Pittsburgh, PA. 2019.


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