About Joshua

V51-38R0Joshua is a social scientist living in Fairfax, VA. He is trained is sociology, and is currently working with the Institute for Immigration Research and writing his dissertation at George Mason University.

He specializes in the study of capitalism, religion, the family, and immigration. His dissertation project examines the role that religious institutions played in the ascendance of neoliberalism in the United States during the 1980s and 1990s.

His work at the Institute for Immigration research involves the study of immigration as a mechanism for economic development in the contemporary U.S. This work involves the analysis of several decades of data from the U.S. Decennial Census, the American Community Survey, and the Current Population Survey. Funding for the Institute for Immigration Research is provided by the Immigration Learning Center, which is located in Malden, Massachusetts.

Joshua has also worked as a researcher for several non-profit organizations, including the General Commission on Religion and Race of the United Methodist Church, and Feast Downeast of Wilmington, North Carolina.

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