Nancy Foner

Distinguished Professor of Sociology

Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Nancy Foner is a Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. A major focus of her work is the comparative study of immigration – comparing immigration today with earlier periods in the United States, the immigrant experience in various American gateway cities, and immigrant minorities in the United States and Europe. She is the author or editor of seventeen books, including From Ellis Island to JFK: New York’s Two Great Waves of Immigration (Yale University Press, 2000), In a New Land: A Comparative View of Immigration (NYU Press, 2005), and, with Richard Alba, Strangers No More: Immigration and the Challenges of Integration in North America and Western Europe (Princeton University Press, forthcoming in 2015). Among her current activities, she is the 2014-15 president of the Eastern Sociological Society. In 2010, she received the Distinguished Career Award from the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association, and in 2011 she was elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.