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Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Hunter College and Graduate Center, City University of New York

Berthold Leibinger Fellow - Class of Fall 2017

Distinguished Professor of Sociology Nancy Foner received her BA from Brandeis University and PhD from the University of Chicago. She is an expert on the comparative study of immigration, both over time and between the United States and Europe. She served for many years on the Social Science Research Council Committee on International Migration, Russell Sage Foundation immigration research advisory committee, and the advisory group at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity. More recently, she was a member of the National Academy of Sciences panel on the Integration of Immigrants into American Society. In 2011, she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Other honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship (2017-18), the inaugural Senior Scholar Award from the Society for Urban, National, and Transnational/ Global Anthropology (2016), and the Distinguished Career Award from the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association (2010).


Foner is the author or editor of 18 books, including Strangers No More: Immigration and the Challenges of Integration in North America and Western Europe (co-authored with Richard Alba; Princeton, 2015); Fear, Anxiety, and National Identity: Immigration and Belonging in North America and Western Europe (edited with Patrick Simon; Russell Sage, 2015); and One Out of Three: Immigrant New York in the Twenty-First Century (Columbia, 2013).

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