Gillian Stevens

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Research Initiative:

Gillian Stevens, Professor of Sociology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, will complete a book on how non-English-speaking groups are adapting to life in English-language dominated U.S. society. Stevens will analyze census and survey data to show how proficiency in English, or lack thereof, affects everything from socioeconomic achievement, to race relations, to inter-family relationships among recent immigrants. Stevens will also examine how American society is responding to the dramatic growth in the number of non-English language speakers.


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