Prof. Michael White arrived at Brown University in 1989. Most of his research investigates issues that stand at the intersection of sociology and public policy. He wears the hat of a demographer, so he naturally lean toward population studies and the use of censuses and surveys. He is presently involved in a wide range of research projects in a variety of geographic settings. Current research on the United States includes studies of immigrant adaptation in schooling, family and labor force. He is also working on new methods for analyzing residential segregation that can reflect the increasing ethnic diversity of contemporary America urban areas. In developing societies he studies the determinants of migration, urbanization, and their demographic and environmental consequences. In China and Vietnam, he examines the link between migration patterns and economic restructuring. Currently, he is very actively involved in field research in Ghana, where he coordinates an interdisciplinary project that brings demographers and biologists together to look at demographic change, health issues, and water quality along the coast. For the last several years he has taught Sociology 13 "American Heritage: Democracy, Inequality, and Public Policy." He also teaches graduate courses in migration, sociological research methods, and other subjects.