Douglas S. Massey
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Douglas S. Massey

Douglas S. Massey is the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Formerly he was the Dorothy Swaine Thomas Professor and Chair of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is co-author of American Apartheid (Harvard University Press, 1993), which won the Distinguished Publication Award of the American Sociological Association. He has written widely on topics pertaining to race, segregation, and social inequality. In addition to his American Apartheid, his books include Categorically Unequal and Spheres of Influence (both published by the Russell Sage Foundation) as well as Climbing Mount Laurel (Princeton University Press), which won the Paul Davidoff Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. Massey has also published extensively on Mexican immigration, including the books Return to Aztlan (University of California Press, 1987) and Miracles on the Border (University of Arizona Press, 1995). The latter book, co-authored with Jorge Durand, won a 1996 Southwest Book Award. Also coauthored with Jorge Durand are the books Crossing the Border (Russell Sage Foundation, 2004) and Beyond Smoke and Mirrors (Russell Sage Foundation 2002). The latter won the 2004 Otis Dudley Duncan Award for the best book in social demography. His most recent book on immigration is Brokered Boundaries, coauthored with Magaly Sanchez (Russell Sage Foundation 2010). Massey has also served on the faculty of the University of Chicago where he directed its Latin American Studies Center and Population Research Center. He is also formerly a director of the University of Pennsylvania's Population Studies Center and chair of its Graduate Group in Demography. During 1979 and 1980 he undertook postdoctoral research at the University of California at Berkeley and Princeton University, where he received his Ph.D. in 1978. Massey is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the Academia Europea. He is Past-President of the Population Association of America, the American Sociological Association, and the American Academy of Political and Social Science.
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