Ph.D. Student, Sociology Department
Highest degree earned
Sociology, Syracuse University, 2016
BA, Anthropology, The College of Wooster, 2012
Cassie Dutton earned her BA in Anthropology from the College of Wooster in 2012. She moved to Thailand immediately after finishing her degree to live and teach English to middle school students. Cassie returned to the United States in 2013, knowing that she wanted to pursue graduate education and she earned her MA in Sociology from Syracuse University in 2016. Knowing that her career goals involve working outside of academia, Cassie is diligent in considering the practical applications of her research projects and dissertation work. In this way, her dissertation research focuses on the intersections of immigration, new destinations, and social policy. As such, she investigates the ways in which state and local level policies in new immigrant destination locations have affected immigrant economic capital accumulation post-2008 financial crisis.
Immigration, New Immigrant Destinations, Labor, Social Policy