Ken Crane
Ken Crane, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology

Education: 

  • Ph.D., sociology, international migration, ethnographic methods, Michigan State University, 2000
  • M.P.A., international development, Monterey Institute of International Studies, 1986
  • B.A., religion, Pacific Union College, 1982

Principal Research Interests

Currently in year three of multi-sited ethnography of the post-2003 refugee experience of Iraqis in the Inland Empire; examining family network migration, social capital, ethnic socialization; additional fieldwork being conducted in Southern Germany and Turkey. 


Research Areas: 

  • Social anthropology 
  • Immigrant second generation
  • Refugee resettlement and asylum in U.S. and Europe
  • Unaccompanied minors and refugee policy in U.S. and Europe
  • Human trafficking

Email: kcrane@lasierra.edu
Phone: 951-785-2369


Representative Publications

  1. “Refugee Status.” 2011. Encyclopedia of Immigrant Health. Springer Science + Business Media. Heidelberg, Germany
  2. “Mobilizing Communities through International Study Tours:  Project Mexico Immersion and New Immigrants in the Midwest.”  (First author and Principal Investigator, co-authored with Lashell Norris and Kevin Barry),  Human Organization, Vol. 69, No. 4, 2010.
  3. “To be with my people:  Latino Churches in the Midwest” (with Ann V. Millard). In Apple Pie and Enchiladas:  Latinos in the Midwest. Edited by Jorge Chapa and Ann V. Millard. Austin:  University of Texas Press, 2004.
  4. “Mexicans, Americans, and Neither: Students at Wheelerton High.” In Apple Pie and Enchiladas:  Latino Newcomers in the Rural Midwest, edited by Jorge Chapa and Ann V. Millard. Austin:  University of Texas Press, 2004.
  5. “Research Overview: The Rural Midwestern Context and Qualitative Methods” (with Ann V. Millard, Maríaelena D. Jefferds, and Isidore Flores). In Apple Pie and Enchiladas:  Latino Newcomers in the Rural Midwest, edited by Jorge Chapa and Ann Millard. Austin:  University of Texas Press, 2004.
  6. “Local Police, the INS, and ‘Churning Bad Public Opinion’.” In Apple Pie and Enchiladas:  Latino Newcomers in the Rural Midwest, edited by Jorge Chapa and Ann Millard. Austin:  University of Texas Press, 2004.
  7. Latino Churches:  Family, Faith, and Ethnicity in the Second Generation.  Leo Balk Scholarly: New York, 2003.