Biography

Me with my sister in York

Me with my sister in York

My name is Christopher Hale – most people call me Chris, and you are welcome to (but some like Christopher, and that’s fine too!)

I was born in the United Kingdom in 1988 and grew up in Cambridge and Oxford where my dad worked as a research scientist in the medical field. I did my undergraduate degree in History and Economics at the University of York, with a semester abroad at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I fell in love with America and came back to visit my friends regularly.

After working in England as a tax accountant, and in South Sudan as a market researcher, I in enrolled at Loyola University Chicago to study Urban Affairs in 2012. After graduating I worked for a year at a non-profit as a Special Projects Coordinator assisting the planning and execution of the resettlement of Syrian refugees.

In 2015 I started my PhD at Princeton in Demography. At Princeton I have been a member of the Graduate Student Government, the CPUC Rights and Rules Committee, and Treasurer of the Graduate Consulting Club. My most rewarding experiences have been teaching and tutoring. I have been an instructor in sociology with the Princeton Prison Teaching Initiative, and a preceptor for classes in Program Evaluation, Race and Ethnicity – and currently am precepting for American Studies and Sociology. As a tutor I focus in statistics and economics for policy makers both with the Public Policy School MPA program, and the Junior Summer Institute.

My research focuses on international migration, and I also have interests in development, health, urbanization, and historical demography.

Outside of academia I enjoy hiking and visiting historical sites with my wife.