Chris Levesque

MPC Population Studies Trainee
Graduate Research Assistant
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Research Interests and Project Expertise

Migration; healthcare access and health disparities; census and survey methodology; history, demography and racial inequality


Chris is a Sociology PhD student at the University of Minnesota with a focus on immigrant and refugee health. He is a graduate research assistant at the MPC and a population trainee.

His current projects cover a number of topics, including: changes in U.S. migration policy since the 2016 election, comparisons of health care access barriers for immigrants and refugees in the U.S. and Germany, and xenophobia in far-right populist discourse. As an MPC graduate research assistant, he has worked with faculty in Pediatrics, Sociology, Public Health, and the Carlson School of Management. He also provides support for the Interdisciplinary Collaborative Workshop (ICW) entitled "Migration and Migrants in Terrifying Times" headed by Dr. Jack DeWaard (Sociology). Additionally, he has special sworn status with the U.S. Census Bureau to work in the MnRDC. He holds a BA in Government and German from Cornell University.

Selected Publications

Levesque, Christopher and Jack DeWaard. Forthcoming. "Migrations in the U.S." In Companion to the Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies. Edited Anthony M. Orum. UK: Wiley Blackwell Publishing.

Levesque, Christopher. "Monuments of shame in Charlottesville and Berlin." DAAD Zenkokonferenz 2018 (Berlin, Germany).


Levesque, Christopher. "Monuments, memory, migration: collective guilt and xenophobia of the German far-right." American Sociological Conference 2018, Collective Memory panel (Philadelphia, PA).