Since 2018 Nathan has been a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he focuses on issues of international migration, inequality, and education. His research focuses on Europe, where rising numbers of migrants from both within and outside of the European Union have sparked debates over whether these countries have successfully provided the resources to ensure that immigrants and their descendants become cohesive and productive members of these societies. He highlights the important role of national education systems in this process and the ways they can both enable and hinder immigrant integration and success.
Born in Rochester, New York, Nathan grew up in Overland Park, Kansas, and attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he majored in French and cello performance. After graduating in 2013, he taught English in Belgium on a Fulbright grant before securing a job as program manager in the Fulbright office in Brussels. In 2016-2017 he completed a master’s in Social Policy and Social Research at University College London’s Institute of Education.