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Guillermina Jasso

Silver Professor; Professor of Sociology

Ph.D. 1974 (Sociology), Johns Hopkins University.

Office Address: 

Puck Building, Room 4104, 295 Lafayette Street New York, NY 10012

Office Hours: 

Wednesdays, 2:30 - 4:30 PM


(212) 998-8368

Areas of Research/Interest: 

Basic sociobehavioral theory; distributive justice; status; international migration; inequality and stratification; probability distributions; mathematical methods for theoretical analysis; factorial survey methods for empirical analysis.

Curriculum Vitae

External Affiliations:

U.S. Census Scientific Advisory Committee; Scientific Advisory Board, DIW Berlin (Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung-- German Institute for Economic Research); Academic Advisory Council, Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences, Humboldt University.


Research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), Pew Charitable Trusts, Rockefeller Foundation, Russell Sage Foundation; Keynotes and distinguished lectures at NIH, NSF, EQUALSOC, University of Notre Dame, Knight Center for Specialized Journalism at the University of Maryland, Research Data Centres Network of Canada, Oldendorff Institute at Tilburg University, Swedish Sociological Society, Canadian Population Society, International Society for Justice Research, Immigration and Ethnic History Society, School of Public Affairs at American University, Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Norface Migration Workshop at the University of Mannheim, Annual Migration Meeting at Institut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA) Bonn, School of Social Work at the University of Michigan; TEMPO Conference on International Migration at CEPR and IAB Nurnberg, International Sociological Association, Indiana University; Research Associate, Hobby Center for Public Policy, University of Houston; Research Fellow, IZA Bonn; Fellow, Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality; Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences; External Research Fellow, Centre for Research Analysis of Migration (CReAM), University College London;Elected member/fellow of the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars, the Sociological Research Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science; Winner of two best article awards; Paul F. Lazarsfeld Award for a Career of Scholarship on Sociological Methodology.

Selected Articles:

Jasso, Guillermina, Kjell Y. Törnblom, and Clara Sabbagh. In press. "Distributive Justice." In Clara Sabbagh and Manfred Schmitt (eds.), Handbook of Social Justice Theory and Research. New York, NY: Springer.

Jasso, Guillermina. 2015. "Thinking, Saying, Doing in the World of Distributive Justice." Social Justice Research 28: 435-478.

Jasso, Guillermina, and Mark R. Rosenzweig. 2015.  “No Child Left Behind?  U.S. Immigration and Divided Families.” Pp. 83-117 in Christian Dustmann (ed.), Migration: Economic Change, Social Challenge.  Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Jasso, Guillermina. 2014. "Migration and Health: Longitudinal Studies." Pp. 238-262 in Marc B. Schenker, Xóchitl Castañeda, and Alfonso Rodriguez-Lainz (eds.), Migration and Health: A Research Methods Handbook. Oakland, CA: University of California Press.

Jasso, Guillermina.  2014.  “The Social Psychology of Immigration and Inequality.”  In Jane D. McLeod, Edward J. Lawler, and Michael L. Schwalbe (eds.), Handbook of the Social Psychology of Inequality.  New York, NY: Springer.

Jasso, Guillermina.  2013.  “Migration and Health.”  In Steven J. Gold and Stephanie J. Nawyn (eds.), The Routledge International Handbook of Migration Studies.  New York, NY:  Routledge.

"Mathematical Sociology and Human Rights." In D.L. Brunsma, K.E. Iyall Smith, and B.K. Gran (eds.), Handbook of Sociology and Human Rights, 2013.

"Safeguarding Justice Research." Sociological Methods and Research, 2012.

"Is It Remittances Or Is It Tickets to America?" In A. Cuecuecha and C. Perderzini (eds.), Migration and Remittances from Mexico, 2012.

"Migration and Stratification." Social Science Research, 2011.

"James S. Coleman." In G. Ritzer and J. Stepnisky (eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Major Social Theorists, 2011.

"Plato: Seven Sociological Ideas for the Happy Life." In C. Edling and J. Rydgren (eds.), Sociological Insights of Great Thinkers: Sociology through Literature, Philosophy, and Science, 2011.

"How Many Highly Skilled Foreign-Born Are Waiting in Line for U.S. Legal Permanent Residence?" (with V. Wadhwa, B. Rissing, G. Gereffi, and R. Freeman). International Migration Review, 2010.

"Linking Individuals and Societies." Journal of Mathematical Sociology, 2010.

"A New Model of Wage Determination and Wage Inequality."  Rationality and Society, 2009.

"A New Unified Theory of Sociobehavioral Processes."  European Sociological Review, 2008.

"How Law Rules: Torture, Terror, and the Normative Judgments of Iraqi Judges" (with J. Hagan and G. Ferrales). Law and Society Review, 2008.
Co-Winner, Best Article Prize, Law and Society Association, 2009.

"Two Types of Inequality" (with S. Kotz).  Sociological Methods and Research, 2008.

"From Illegal to Legal:  Estimating Previous Illegal Experience among New Legal Immigrants to the United States" (with D. S. Massey, M. R. Rosenzweig, and J. P. Smith).  International Migration Review, 2008.
Winner, Award for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship in Population, American Sociological Association, Population Section, 2009.

"Distributive Justice and CEO Compensation" (with E.M. Meyersson Milgrom). Acta Sociologica, 2008.

"A New Continuous Distribution and Two New Families of Distributions Based on the Exponential" (with S. Kotz).  Statistica Neerlandica, 2007.

"Factorial Survey Methods for Studying Beliefs and Judgments."  Sociological Methods and Research, 2007.

"The Tripartite Structure of Social Science Analysis." Sociological Theory, 2004.

"Studying Status:  An Integrated Framework."  American Sociological Review, 66:96-124, 2001.

"How Much Injustice Is There in the World?  Two New Justice Indexes." American Sociological Review, 64:133-168, 1999.

"Methods for the Theoretical and Empirical Analysis of Comparison Processes." Sociological Methodology, 1990.

"A New Theory of Distributive Justice."  American Sociological Review, 1980.

"On the Justice of Earnings:  A New Specification of the Justice Evaluation Function."  American Journal of Sociology, 1978.


 The New Chosen People: Immigrants in the United States (with M. R. Rosenzweig), 1990.

Updated on 03/02/2017