Ilana Redstone

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Ilana Redstone is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Originally from Amherst, Massachusetts, Professor Redstone obtained her BA at the University of New Hampshire and her Ph.D in Demography and Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. She has been at the University of Illinois since 2005. 


Research Interests

Viewpoint diversity

Professional Information

Professor Redstone's work has focused on legal permanent residents to the United States. Using a quantitative analytic approach, she has addressed questions surrounding a variety of dimensions of immigrant adaptation to the U.S.

She has also written on the discipline of Sociology and the divisions therein. 

Professor Redstone's current work focuses on campus climate and viewpoint diversity. 


PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 2005


SOC 280, Introduction to Social Statistics
SOC 485, Intermediate Social Statistics
SOC 163, Social Problems
SOC 396, Bigots and Snowflakes: Living in a World Where Everyone Else is Wrong

Office Address

326 Lincoln Hall MC-454
702 South Wright Street

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Research Output

  • 25 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary
  • 1 Review article

Differential Returns? Neighborhood Attainment among Hispanic and Non-Hispanic White New Legal Permanent Residents

Akresh, I. R. & Frank, R., Sep 2018, In : City and Community. 17, 3, p. 788-807 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • How Do Latino Immigrants Fit into the Racial Order?

    Frank, R., Akresh, I. R. & Lu, B., May 15 2018, Inequality in the 21st Century: A Reader. Grusky, D. B. & Hill, J. (eds.). Routledge, p. 329-335

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Departmental and Disciplinary Divisions in Sociology: Responses from Departmental Executive Officers

    Akresh, I. R., Dec 1 2017, In : American Sociologist. 48, 3-4, p. 541-560 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Segmented assimilation, neighborhood disadvantage, and Hispanic immigrant health

    Akresh, I. R., Do, D. P. & Frank, R., Jan 1 2016, In : Social Science and Medicine. 149, p. 114-121 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle