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Karen Amaka Okigbo


Karen Amaka Okigbo is a doctoral candidate in the Sociology program at the CUNY Graduate Center. Broadly speaking, her research is on the areas of immigration, race, ethnicity, and family.

Her dissertation focuses on intermarriage and endogamy among second-generation Nigerian-Americans and explores their marital decision-making processes.

She also serves as a Research Fellow at the Office of Research, Evaluation & Program Support (REPS) and is currently the Administrative Director at CUNY’s Center for Latin American, Caribbean & Latino Studies (CLACLS).