Thurston Domina

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Associate Professor, Education
School of Education

Ph.D in Sociology

Phone: (949) 824-6374

University of California, Irvine
2062 Education
Mail Code: 5500
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Social Inequalities, Educational Policies
Research Abstract
Thurston Domina's research pairs demographic and econometric empirical methods with sociological theory to better understand the relationship between education and social inequality in the contemporary U.S. Much of this work focuses on student transitions from middle and high school into higher education. During the course of this transition, students move from the largely undifferentiated instruction of elementary education to the highly stratified U.S. college and university system. Domina's primary intellectual interests are: (1) Understanding how this sorting process shapes students’ life chances, (2) identifying educational strategies that can expand opportunities for all.

Curriculum Vitae: (PDF)
Sigal, A., Domina, T., and Tienda, M. (2010). Stymied mobility or temporary lull: The puzzle of lagging Hispanic college degree attainment. Social Forces, 88(4), 1807-1832.
Domina, T. (2007). Higher education policy as secondary school reform: Texas public high schools after Hopwood. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 29(3), 200-217.
Domina, T. (2006). Brain drain and brain gain: Rising educational segregation in the United States 1940-2000. City & Community, 5(4).
Domina, T. (2006). What clean break? Nonmetropolitan migration patterns and the continuing relevance of cconomics. Rural Sociology, 71(3).
Attewell, P., Lavin, D., Domina, T., and Levey, T. (2006). New evidence on college remediation. Journal of Higher Education, 77(5).
Domina, T. (2005). Leveling the home advantage: Assessing the effectiveness of parental involvement. Sociology of Education, 78(3).
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