Molly Fee is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her interests include social and economic inequality, international migration, forced migration, organizations, the welfare state, and qualitative methods. Molly studies how organizational structure and policies shape the migration and incorporation of refugees in the United States. Her dissertation develops a comparison of refugee resettlement in San Diego, California and Boise, Idaho and examines how refugees interact with the institutions that grant rights and resources. Her research has been published in outlets such as the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Contexts, and Migration Studies.
Molly developed an interest in how policies shape social contexts while working at the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) in Washington, DC. During her time at CAL, she focused on English Learner and foreign language education.