Asad L. Asad is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Stanford University, where he is a faculty affiliate at the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. He earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University. His scholarly interests encompass social stratification, migration and immigrant incorporation, race/ethnicity, and health. Asad's current research agenda considers how institutions—particularly U.S. immigration policy and practice—mediate various facets of inequality. He is writing a book, under contract with Princeton University Press, that examines the diverse ways Latin American families perceive and respond to the threat of deportation.