Douglas S. Massey is the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton. Prior to joining Princeton’s faculty he taught at the University of Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania. He is Past-President of the Population Association of America, the American Sociological Association, and the American Academy of Political and Social Science and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the Academia Europea. He is the author or coauthor of 16 books, editor or co-editor of 13 published volumes, and the author or coauthor of more than 300 articles and chapters. His publications include the award-winning books Climbing Mount Laurel, Beyond Smoke and Mirrors, Miracles on the Border, and American Apartheid. His articles have garnered awards from the American Philosphical Society, the American Sociological Association, the Law and Society Association, and the German Institute for Social Research. In 2018 he and his longtime colleague Jorge Durand of the University of Guadalajara won the Bronislaw Malinowsky Award 2018, given by the Society for Applied Anthropology in recognition of their efforts to understand and serve the needs of the world through the use of social science.

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Current research focuses on trends, causes, and consequences of residential segregation in the United States; trends, causes, and consequences of international migration around the world; the effects of U.S. immigration and border policies on immigration to the United States; and the academic performance and emotional wellbeing of minority students at selective colleges and universities.

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Section 53: Social and Political Sciences