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Associate Professor

University of Central Oklahoma (405) 974-5536 Sociology, Gerontology, and Substance Abuse Studies LAN 203B , Box 167


Nina Michalikova received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Texas Woman's University in 2013, with emphasis in social inequality, statistics and research methodology. She completed her M.A. in Sociology at Texas Woman's University in 2009 and her M.A. in Journalism at Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia, in 2003.

Michalikova teaches sociological statistics, social welfare policy, social ecology and demography and introduction to sociology.

Her research focuses on race and ethnicity, immigration, and transnationalism, and her research projects include studies of post-1991 Eastern European immigrants in the United States.

Classes Taught

  • Sociological Statistics
  • Social Welfare Policy
  • Social Ecology and Demography
  • Sociology

Education and Certifications

  • PhD Sociology, Texas Woman’s University, 2013.
  • MA Sociology, Texas Woman’s University, 2009.
  • MA Journalism, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2003.


Social Stratification and Inequality, Immigration, Race and Ethnicity, Social Statistics, Advanced Quantitative Methodology

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

  • Michalikova, Nina. 2018. “Segmented Socioeconomic Adaptation of New Eastern European Professionals in the United States.” Comparative Migration Studies, 6(1):8.
  • Michalikova, Nina and Philip Q. Yang. 2016. “Socioeconomic Adaptation of Post-1991 Eastern European Immigrants in the United States.” Journal of International Migration and Integration, 17(1): 1-34.
  • Michalikova, Nina and Philip Q. Yang. 2011. “Social Distances of White Americans to Racial and Ethnic Minorities.” Ethnic Studies Review, 34(1&2): 21-32.


  • Michalikova, Nina. 2017. New Eastern European Immigrants in the United States. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

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