MARY C. WATERS (Chair) is the M.E. Zukerman professor of sociology at Harvard University. She specializes in the study of immigration, intergroup relations, formation of racial and ethnic identity among the children of immigrants, challenges of measuring race and ethnicity, and the longitudinal impact of natural disasters. Currently, she is co-directing the RISK (Resilience in Survivors of Katrina) Study. This study includes pre-hurricane data on physical and mental health and follows survivors and their children wherever they have relocated. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has published extensively on race, ethnicity, and immigration and won the 2010 American Sociological Association Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Award for her co-authored study of the children of immigrants, Inheriting the City: The Second Generation Comes of Age. She holds a B.A. in philosophy from Johns Hopkins University and an M.A. in demography, an M.A. in sociology, and a Ph.D. in sociology, all from the University of California, Berkeley.
RICHARD ALBA is a distinguished professor of sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His teaching and research have a comparative focus, encompassing the immigration societies of North America and western Europe. He has published extensively on race, ethnicity, and immigration, and has carried out research with the support of Fulbright grants and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the German Marshall Fund, and the Russell Sage Foundation. He is a former elected president of the Eastern Sociological Society and vice president of
the American Sociological Association. He is also the recipient of the Award for a Distinguished Career of Scholarship from the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association. He holds a B.A. from Columbia College and a Ph.D. from Columbia University, both in sociology.
FRANK D. BEAN is distinguished professor of sociology and director of the Center for Research on Immigration, Population and Public Policy at the University of California, Irvine. His research focuses on demographic change and international migration, the social consequences of ethnoracial diversity, Mexican American integration, and the demography of the U.S. Hispanic population. He has been a Guggenheim fellow and a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation, the Transatlantic Academy in Washington, D.C., the American Academy in Berlin, the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University, and the Center for U.S./Mexico Studies at the University of California, San Diego. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Lifetime Scholarly Career Award in International Migration from the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association. He attended Oberlin College and holds a B.A. from the University of Kentucky and an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Duke University.
IRENE BLOEMRAAD is professor of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, and a scholar with the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. Her main research interests are citizenship (including naturalization and dual nationality), immigrants’ civic and political incorporation, multiculturalism and comparative political sociology. Her current research focuses on immigrants’ civic and political engagement in the United States, immigrant political socialization, comparative minority representation, and the cross-national effects of immigrant-driven diversity on trust and engagement. She holds a B.A. in political science and an M.A. in sociology, both from McGill University, and a Ph.D. in sociology from Harvard University.
MICHAEL FIX is president of the Migration Policy Institute. His work focuses on immigrant integration, citizenship policy, immigrant children and families, the education of immigrant students, the effect of welfare reform on immigrants, and the impact of immigrants on the U.S. labor force. Previously, he was at the Urban Institute where he directed the Immigration Studies Program. His research there focused on immigrants and integration, regulatory reform, federalism, race, and the measurement of discrimination. He has also been a research fellow with IZA in Bonn, Germany and a New Millennium Distinguished visiting scholar at Columbia University’s School of Social Work. He holds a B.A. from Princeton University and a J.D. from the University of Virginia.
NANCY FONER is distinguished professor of sociology at Hunter College and at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her current work focuses on the comparative study of immigration: comparing immigration today with earlier periods in the United States, the immigrant experience in various American gateway cities, and immigrant minorities in the United States and Europe. She is a former president of the Eastern Sociological Society, a recipient of the Distinguished Career Award from the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association, and an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She holds a B.A. in social anthropology from Brandeis University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in anthropology, both from the University of Chicago.
CHARLES HIRSCHMAN is Boeing International professor in the Department of Sociology at the Daniel J. Evans School of Governance and Public Policy at the University of Washington. Previously, he taught at Duke University and at Cornell University. As a social demographer, his interests are race and ethnicity, immigration to the United States, and social change in Southeast Asia. He has served as president of the Population Association of America and as chair of Social, Economic, and Political Sciences Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He holds a B.A. in sociology from Miami University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in sociology, both from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
DANIEL T. LICHTER is the Ferris family professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management, a professor of sociology, and director of the Cornell Population Center, all at Cornell University. He is a past president of the Population Association of America and of the Rural Sociological Society. He has published widely on topics in population and public policy, including studies of concentrated poverty and inequality, intermarriage, cohabitation and marriage among disadvantaged women, and immigrant incorporation. His recent work has focused on changing ethnoracial boundaries, as measured by changing patterns of interracial marriage and residential segregation in the United States. His other work centers on new destinations of recent immigrants, especially Hispanics moving to less densely settled rural areas. He holds a B.A. from South Dakota State University, an M.A. from Iowa State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, all in sociology.
DOUGLAS S. MASSEY is the Henry G. Bryant professor of sociology and public affairs, with a joint appointment in the Woodrow Wilson School, at Princeton University. He currently serves as director of the university’s
Office of Population Research. His research focuses on international migration, race and housing, discrimination, education, urban poverty, stratification, and Latin America, especially Mexico. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. He is the current president of the American Academy of Political and Social Science and is a member of the Council of the National Academy of Sciences. He holds a B.A. in sociology, anthropology, psychology, and Spanish from Western Washington University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology, both from Princeton University.
CECILIA MENJíVAR is foundation distinguished professor of sociology at the University of Kansas. Her research has centered on immigration from Central America to the United States and violence in Latin America. She has studied the effects of immigration laws, at the federal, state, and local levels, on different aspects of immigrants’ lives, such as family dynamics, the workplace and schools, family separations, educational aspirations, religious participation, and citizenship and belonging. She holds a B.A. in psychology and sociology and an M.S. in policy planning and international development, both from the University of Southern California, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in sociology, both from the University of California at Davis.
MARISA GERSTEIN PINEAU is a program officer in the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. She has worked with Academies’ committees on a wide variety of topics, and co-edited several National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine reports. She has also published on gender and family topics, and her dissertation was a sociological examination of breast milk banking in the United States. She won a dissertation research award from the Science of Generosity Initiative at Notre Dame, funded by the Templeton Foundation. She holds a B.A. in sociology from New College of Florida, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology, both from the University of California, Los Angeles.
THOMAS PLEWES was director of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Committee on Population. Prior to this position, Plewes was study director at the Committee on National Statistics, where he directed a number of National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine reports on topics such as research and development measurement and survey methodology. Previously, he was associate commissioner for employment and unemployment statistics of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A member of the U.S. Army Reserve, he completed his service in 2002 as chief of the Army Reserve in the rank of Lieutenant General. He was a member of the Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology and is a fellow of the American Statistical Association, a senior fellow of the
Institute of Land Warfare, and a member of the Population Association of America. He has a B.A. in economics from Hope College and an M.A. in economics from George Washington University.
S. KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNAN is professor of public policy and political science at the University of California at Riverside, where he also serves as associate dean of the School of Public Policy. His research focuses on civic participation, immigration policy, and the politics of race, ethnicity, and immigration in the United States. He directs the National Asian American Survey and AAPI Data, which seeks to improve access to data on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. He has held fellowships at the Russell Sage Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Public Policy Institute of California, and he has provided consultation to public officials at the federal and local levels. He holds a B.A. in international relations and political science from Brown University and a Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University.
AUDREY SINGER is a senior fellow at the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program. Her work focuses on international migration, U.S. immigration policy, demography, and urban and metropolitan change. She has written extensively on U.S. immigration trends, including the new geography of immigration, immigrant integration, undocumented migration, naturalization and citizenship, and the changing racial and ethnic composition of the United States. She recently completed a study of the implementation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program in eight U.S. metropolitan areas. She has also studied he fastest growing immigrant populations among second-tier metropolitan areas including Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Dallas, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Sacramento, and Charlotte. She has served as chair of the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association. She holds a B.A. in sociology from Temple University and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin.
DAVID T. TAKEUCHI is professor and the inaugural Dorothy Book scholar and associate dean for research at the Boston College School of Social Work. His research focuses on the social, structural, and cultural contexts that are associated with different health outcomes, especially among racial and ethnic minorities. He also examines the use of health services in different communities. He is a recipient of the legacy award from the Family Research Consortium for his research and mentoring and the Innovations Award from the National Center on Health and Health Disparities for his research. He is an elected member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences, the Sociological Research Association, and the American Academy
of Social Work and Social Welfare. He currently serves as secretary-elect of the American Sociological Association and is a member of the National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Program. He holds a B.A., an M.A., and a Ph.D. in sociology, all from the University of Hawaii.
KEVIN J.A. THOMAS is an associate professor of sociology, demography, and African studies at the Pennsylvania State University and a research associate at the university’s Population Research Institute. Previously, he worked as a David Bell fellow at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies and as a research fellow at the Harvard Initiative for Global Health. He also worked with the Migration Policy Research Program of the International Organization for Migration and as a consultant for several organizations, including the Migration Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. His current research interests include migration and immigration processes, especially among African-origin populations, race and ethnic inequality, children and families, and international development. He holds a B.A. from Fourah Bay College at the University of Sierra Leone, an M.A. in development administration from Western Michigan University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in demography from the University of Pennsylvania.
STEPHEN TREJO is a professor of economics at the University of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on public policy issues, including overtime pay regulation, the labor market experiences of immigrants, and obstacles to the economic progress of minority groups. He is the author of numerous articles concerning the status and mobility of Mexican Americans in the U.S. labor market. He holds a B.A. in economics from University of California at Santa Barbara and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.
RICHARD WRIGHT is the Orvil E. Dryfoos professor of geography and public affairs at Dartmouth College. His major interest is in how immigrants fit into U.S. society. One focus of this work has been the study of labor market interactions of immigrants and migrants in and between the major metropolitan areas and regions of the United States, including the segmented nature of these labor markets and the impacts of state-level immigration statutes on the internal migration of the foreign born. Another focus has been housing markets and neighborhood segregation and diversity from the perspective of race and racism. He has been a Guggenheim fellow. He holds a B.Ed. from the University of Nottingham and an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Indiana University, all in geography.
HIROKAZU YOSHIKAWA is the Courtney Sale Ross university professor of globalization and education at the Steinhardt School at New York University and co-director of the university’s Global TIES for Children Center. As a community and developmental psychologist, he studies the effects of public policies and programs related to immigration, early childhood, and poverty reduction on children’s development, both in the United States and in low- and middle-income countries. He is serving as a presidentially appointed member of the National Board for Education Sciences. He also serves on the boards of the Russell Sage Foundation, the Foundation for Child Development, and the advisory boards for the UNESCO Global Monitoring Report and the Open Society Foundations Early Childhood Program. He holds a B.A. in English literature from Yale University and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in psychology, both from New York University.
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