Douglas Steven Massey

Princeton University
Sociologist; Educator
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Sociology, Demography, and Geography

Douglas S. Massey is a sociologist and demographer who studies international migration, racial inequality, and social stratification. Currently, he is the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University after having appointments at the University of Chicago and University of Pennsylvania. He is the author, most recently, of Climbing Mount Laurel: The Struggle for Affordable Housing and Social Mobility in an American Suburb (Princeton University Press 2013) and Brokered Boundaries: Creating Immigrant Identity in Anti-Immigrant Times (Russell Sage 2010). He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. He is currently president of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences and past-president of the American Sociological Association and the Population Association of America. Ph.D. Princeton University. He serves as co-director of the Mexican Migration Project, the Latin American Migration Project, the New Immigrant Survey, and the National Longitudinal Survey of Freshmen, which have produced data and publications on the topics of Mexico-U.S. migration, immigrant integration, racial segregation, and minority achievement in higher education. He speaks fluent Spanish and is a specialist in Mexican culture and society. 

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