Professor

Mary C. Waters

Harvard University
Sociologist; Educator
Area
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Specialty
Sociology, Demography, and Geography
Member Since
2006
M. E. Zukerman Professor of Sociology. Using a combination of demographic analysis, interviews, and fieldwork, explored how white Americans choose alternative possible ethnic identities and analyzed the impact of the U.S. racial order on the life chances of immigrants of color and their children. Research has influenced measurements in the U.S. Census.
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