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Daniel Millán

Ph.D. candidate in sociology, UC Irvine

Residency: September 2018 – February 2019

Research Project: Immigration Laws and Household Instability: The Academic Outcomes of Mexican Children of Immigrants with a Deported Parent

Research Interests: Immigration, Family, Race/Ethnicity, Immigrant Detention, Undocumented Young Adults 


Daniel Millán is a doctoral candidate in sociology at UC Irvine. Daniel’s research centers on the early childhood development of children of immigrants, undocumented immigrant students and the experiences of people in detention. His dissertation focuses on the role of household structure and family transitions on the academic performance of Latina/o children of immigrants from kindergarten through fifth grade.

His work has been supported by UC MEXUS, the UC Global Health Institute, the California Immigration Research Initiative and the UCI Data Science Initiative.