Sorana Toma

Associated Researcher
sorana.toma@ined.fr +33 (0)1 56 06 43 06 +33(0) 1 56 06 21 99 Researcher website
Secretariat : Christine Gonzalez +33 (0)1 56 06 20 17

Research field(s)

I am a quantitative sociologist specialized in the analysis of international migration and immigrant incorporation. My research focuses on the drivers of migration, particularly the role of migrant networks and migration policies. I am further interested in the processes of economic and spatial assimilation of immigrants and their children and how these vary across contexts.

My work examined various forms of migration, from low-skilled labour migration to student and academic mobility. I privilege a comparative lens, contrasting different migration streams and destination countries. My work has been published in the International Migration Review, Population Space and Place, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Population, Cahiers Québécois de Démographie, among others.

Some publications

Czaika, M. & Toma, S. 2017 “International academic mobility across space and time. The case of Indian academics”. Population Space and Place, 23 (8): e2069

Toma, S. 2016 “Putting social capital in (a family) perspective. Determinants of labour market outcomes among Senegalese women in Europe”, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 57 (3): 127-150

Toma, S. 2016 “The role of migrant networks in the labour market outcomes of Senegalese men: how destination contexts matter” Ethnic and Racial Studies, 39 (4): 593-613

Toma, S. 2015 “The school-to-work transitions of second-generation youth in France” International Journal of Migration and Border Studies, 1 (4): 372-398

Toma, S. & Castagnone, E. 2015. “What drives onward mobility within Europe. The case of Senegalese migrations to France, Italy and Spain”, Population, 70 (1): 69-101

Vause, S., & Toma, S. 2015 “Is feminization really on the rise? The case of international migration flows from DR Congo and Senegal”, Population, 70 (1): 41-67

Toma, S. & Vause, S., 2014. “Gender differences in the role of migrant networks. Comparing Congolese and Senegalese flows to Europe”, International Migration Review, 48(4): 972-997