Immigrant America: Thirty Years Later

May 2, 2024, 12:00 pm1:15 pm


Event Description

About the Speaker:

Alejandro Portes teaches across the University of Miami at the School of Law, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Sociology. Before joining the University of Miami, Alejandro Portes was the Howard Harrison and Gabrielle Snyder Beck Professor of Sociology and director of the Center for Migration and Development at Princeton University. His work spans the areas of social stratification and status attainment in Latin America; migration and immigrant communities related to the United States, Cuba, Mexico, and Spain; economic sociology; and design of government institutions. Professor Portes is the author of 250 articles and chapters on national development, international migration, Latin American and Caribbean urbanization, and economic sociology. He has published 30 books and special issues. His books include City on the Edge – the Transformation of Miami (California 1993), co-authored with Alex Stepick and winner of the Robert Park Award for best book in urban sociology and the Anthony Leeds Award for best book in urban anthropology in 1995; and Immigrant America: A Portrait, which is now in its fourth edition, published in 2014. A fifth edition is scheduled to appear in 2023.

  • The Effron Center for the Study of America
  • Program in Latin American Studies