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Andrés Villarreal Ph.D.

Andrés Villarreal, Ph.D.

Director, Migration Lab


3131 Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Building
College Park , MD 20742
Office Phone: 301-405-6417


  1. 2002, PhD in Sociology, University of Chicago
  2. 1994, MA in Latin American Studies, University of California, San Diego
  3. 1991, MS in Mechanical Engineering, Massachussetts Institute of Technology
  4. 1989, BS in Mechanical Engineering, Massachussetts Institute of Technology


Andrés Villarreal joined the University of Maryland in the fall of 2014. He was previously a faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin. His current research focuses on four broad areas: internal and international migration, race and ethnicity, crime and violence, and social inequality. All of his research is carried out within the context of Latin America, with a special focus on Mexico. His work has appeared in the American Sociological Review, the American Journal of Sociology, Demography, and Social Forces, among other peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Villarreal is currently heading the Migration Research Laboratory at the Maryland Population Research Center.