Thursday, October 27, 2022

Celebrating Richard Alba's immigrant assimilation theories


CUNY Graduate Center has organized a festschrift to celebrate the scholarly legacy of Richard Alba. Alba is a distinguished professor of the sociology of immigration. His scholarship on "assimilation theory" laid a foundation for understanding the contemporary, multi-racial era of immigration, with studies in America, France and Germany. His seminal texts on assimilation theory (written with Victor Nee), Remaking the American Mainstream (2003) and Rethinking Assimilation Theory for a New Era of Immigration won the Thomas & Znaniecki Award of the American Sociological Association and the Eastern Sociological Society’s Mirra Komarovsky Award among others. They are among the most-cited work in sociology writ large and spawned a generation of sociologists writing about immigrant incorporation and including segmented assimilation, many of whom will be speaking at the CUNY conference on November 18, 2022.


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