Karen Amaka Okigbo

Karen Amaka Okigbo is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy. Broadly speaking, her research is on the areas of immigration, race, ethnicity, and sociology of the family.

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

She holds a doctorate in Sociology from the CUNY Graduate Center, a masters in Social Policy from the University of Pennsylvania, a masters in Sociology from North Dakota State University, and a bachelors in Politics from Princeton University.