Irene Bloemraad is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley and a Senior Fellow with the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. Her research examines how immigrants become incorporated into the political and civic life of their adopted countries and the consequences of their presence for politics and understandings of citizenship. Her work is interdisciplinary and international, with a particular focus on Western Europe and North America. She has published in journals spanning sociology, political science, history, and ethnic/ migration studies and is the author or co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Citizenship (2017, with A. Shachar, R. Baubock and M. Vink), Rallying for Immigrant Rights (2011, with K. Voss), Civic Hopes and Political Realities (2008, with S. K. Ramakrishnan), and Becoming a Citizen: Incorporating Immigrants and Refugees in the United States and Canada (2006). In 2014 and 2015, she served as a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences committee reporting on the integration of immigrants into U.S. society. Believing that excellence in research and teaching go hand-in-hand, she is also the proud recipient of multiple teaching and mentorship awards.