Margot Moinester

Margot Moinester

Assistant Professor of Sociology
PhD, Harvard University
research interests:
  • Immigration, Inequality, Health, and Policing and Social Control

contact info:

office hours:

  • by appointment

mailing address:

  • Washington University
    MSC 1112-228-04
    One Brookings Drive
    St. Louis MO 63130

Professor Moinester investigates questions concerning immigration, inequality, and health.  

Margot Moinester is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis. 

Her scholarship broadly examines how institutions and places structure patterns of inequality in American society. Her current projects span three main strands of research: (1) the determinants of expanded immigration enforcement in the U.S. interior; (2) the collateral consequences of the U.S. immigration enforcement system; and (3) refugee integration in the United States. 

Margot's research has been published in a range of academic outlets, including the American Journal of Sociology, Demography, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, American Behavioral Scientist, and Socius. Her work has received multiple awards from the American Sociological Association and Population Association of America and has been supported by the American Bar Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Russell Sage Foundation.


She received her B.A. from Brandeis University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from Harvard University.