Associate Professor of Sociology and European Studies
Graduate Coordinator for Sociology and Criminology & Law
Hours for Spring 2017: Tuesdays (8:30-9:30); Thursdays (8:30-10:30) and by appointment.
Alin M. Ceobanu earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2004. He joined the University of Florida faculty in the same year as an Assistant Professor, jointly appointed with the Department of Sociology and the Center for European Studies. His research draws on large data sets and explores cross-nationally the determinants of attitudes toward immigrants and immigration policies in Europe, national attachments, and public support for democracy. Current projects focus on the perceived impact of immigration and on rights extension to immigrants in Eastern and Western European countries.
His most recent work was published in Population Research and Policy Review, British Journal of Sociology, International Journal of Public Opinion Research, and International Journal of Comparative Sociology. At the University of Florida, he taught courses on Immigrants and Immigration Policies in Europe (graduate), Quantitative Research Methods/Research Methods in Criminology, Law, and Society (graduate), Political Sociology (graduate and undergraduate), Nationalism and Ethnicity in Europe (undergraduate), Culture and Identity in Europe (undergraduate), and Social Problems (undergraduate).
- Political Sociology
- Nationalism and Ethnicity in Europe
- Culture and Identity in Europe
- Social Problems
- Immigrants and Immigration Policies in Europe
- Quantitative Research Methods
- Research Methods in Criminology and Law
Areas of Specialization
- European Migration
- Cross-National Comparative Studies
- Nationalism and Ethnicity
- Political Sociology
Alin Ceobanu’s research is comparative and focuses on cross-country examinations of public attitudes toward immigrants and immigration in Europe, national attachments, and democratic support. Other research interests include social and political order and change, particularly in the former communist countries of Europe, and intergroup relations (racial and ethnic).
- A. M. Ceobanu and T. Koropeckyj-Cox. 2013. “Should International Migration Be Encouraged to Offset Population Aging? A Cross-Country Analysis of Public Attitudes in Europe” Population Research and Policy Review 32/2: 261-284.
- X. Escandell and A. M. Ceobanu. 2013. “Immigration and the Welfare State in Western Societies: Ethnic Heterogeneity, Redistribution and the Role of Institutions” Pp. 422-433 in Steven J. Gold and Stephanie J. Nawyn (eds.), The Routledge International Handbook of Migration Studies (ISBN 978-0415- 77972-2), ‘Routledge International Handbooks’ Series, London and New York: Routledge.
X. Escandell and A. M. Ceobanu. 2012. “When Contact with Immigrants Matters: Threat, Interethnic Attitudes and Foreigner Exclusionism in Spain’s Comunidades Autónomas” Pp. 44-68 in Martin Bulmer and John Solomos (eds.), Migration: Policies, Practices, Activism (ISBN 978- 0415686310), London and New York: Routledge.
- Reprint of the original article published in Ethnic and Racial Studies (2009).
- A. M. Ceobanu and X. Escandell. 2011. “Paths to Citizenship? Public Views on Rights Extension to Legal and Second-generation Immigrants in Europe” British Journal of Sociology 62/2: 221-240.
A.M. Ceobanu, C. H. Wood, and L. Ribeiro. 2011. “Crime Victimization and Public Support for Democracy: Evidence from Latin America” International Journal of Public Opinion Research 23/1: 56-78.
- Winner of the 2011 Robert M. Worcester Award from the World Association of Public Opinion Research.
- A. M. Ceobanu. 2011. “Usual Suspects? Public Views about Immigrants’ Impact on Crime in European Countries” International Journal of Comparative Sociology 52/1-2: 114-131.
- X. Escandell and A. M. Ceobanu. 2010. “Nationalisms and Anti-Immigrant Sentiment in Spain” South European Society and Politics 15/2: 157-179.
- A. M. Ceobanu and X. Escandell. 2010. “Comparative Analyses of Public Attitudes toward Immigrants and Immigration Using Multi- National Survey Data: A Review of Theories and Research” Annual Review of Sociology 36: 309-328.
T. Sorek and A. M. Ceobanu. 2009. “Religiosity, National Identity, and Legitimacy: Israel as an Extreme Case” Sociology 43/3: 477-496.
- Nominated for the 2010 SAGE Prize for Innovation and/or Excellence.
Escandell and A. M. Ceobanu. 2009. “When Contact with Immigrants Matters: Threat, Interethnic Attitudes and Foreigner Exclusionism in Spain’s Comunidades Autónomas”. Ethnic and Racial Studies 32/1: 44-69.
- Reprinted in Martin Bulmer and John Solomos (eds.), Migration: Policies, Practices, Activism (ISBN 978-0415686310), London and New York: Routledge, 2012, pp. 44-68.
- A. M. Ceobanu and X. Escandell. 2008. “East Is West? National Feelings and Anti-Immigrant Sentiment in Europe” Social Science Research 37/4: 1147-1170.
C. McPhail, D. S. Schweingruber, and A. M. Ceobanu. “A Perception Control Theory of Collective Action” Pp. 57-83 in Kent A. McClelland and Thomas J. Fararo (eds.), Purpose, Meaning, and Action: Control Systems Theory in Sociology (ISBN 978-1403967985). New York: Palgrave-Macmillan.
- Review by Roy F. Baumeister (Florida State University) in the American Journal of Sociology, vol. 113, no. 5 (March 2008), pp. 1169-1170.