Dr Thomas Jeffrey Miley

Lecturer in Political Sociology at Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge

Lecturer in Political Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge

Dr Thomas Jeffrey Miley is a Lecturer in Political Sociology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge. He received his B.A. from U.C.L.A. (1995) and his PhD. from Yale University (2004). He has lectured at Yale University, Wesleyan University, and Saint Louis University (Madrid); and he has been a Garcia-Pelayo Research Fellow at the Center for Political and Constitutional Studies in Madrid.

His research interests include: Relations between native citizens and international migrants; Electoral growth of the xenophobic far-right, and entrance into governing coalitions in several countries and the reaction of immigrants in a variety of European contexts to such changing conditions; and immigrant identities, attitudes and behaviours, with a focus on: (1) orientations towards the “host” political community; (2) orientations towards liberal-democratic institutions and values; (3) forms of political engagement; and (4) strategies for individual and family mobility and unity in the face of increasingly restrictive immigration regimes.