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Karen Amaka Okigbo
Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY
Program: Sociology

Degrees/Diplomas: B.A. Politics, Princeton University; M.S. Sociology, North Dakota State University; M.S. Social Policy, University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests: immigration, race and ethnicity, education, intermarriage

Karen Okigbo is a Ph.D. student in the Sociology program at the Graduate Center. Her research focuses on the assimilation and acculturation experiences of Nigerian immigrants in the United States. Karen serves as a Senior Quantitative Research Associate at CUNY’s Center for Latin American, Caribbean & Latino Studies (CLACLS) and a Research Fellow at the Office of Research, Evaluation & Program Support (REPS). In 2009, she earned a Bachelor's in Politics from Princeton University. She also holds Masters degrees in Sociology from North Dakota State University and Social Policy from the University of Pennsylvania.