Frank D. Bean, sociology and economics Chancellor’s Professor and director of UCI’s Center for Research on Immigration, Population, and Public Policy, has received the American Sociological Association’s section on International Migration 2011 Distinguished Career Award. 

Bean is the author or editor of more than 150 scholarly articles and chapters and 18 books. For the past six decades, he has pursued research on international migration, unauthorized migration, U.S. immigration policy, and the demography of the U.S. Hispanic population, funded in large part by the National Institutes of Health. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a previous Guggenheim fellow, he is currently part of a collaborative UCI-Pennsylvania State University research team that is studying the health of the children of Mexican immigrants. 

Bean was formally recognized for his achievements at the American Sociological Association’s annual meeting, held August 20-23 in Las Vegas. 

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