Race, Ethnicity and Immigration

Activists signs express support for immigrant community at a rally to protest president Donald Trump's decision to end DACA Downtown Portland, OR, on September 5th, 2017.
This cluster focuses on racial and ethnic stratification in the United States, the changing meaning of race and ethnicity over time, racial and ethnic identity and its measurement and content, and the patterns of immigration and immigrant integration in the U.S. and Western Europe.  Courses in this cluster also cover racism and anti-racism and the meaning of “race” and “ethnicity” in different parts of the world.  Many faculty specialize in these areas and offer courses and workshops including Race and Ethnic Relations, Race and Crime, Sociology of Immigration, Mexican Migration Flows, Racism and Anti-Racism in Comparative Perspective, Immigration, Identity and Assimilation, and the International Migration and Incorporation and the Race: Black Youth Culture Workshops.

The department sponsors the Migration and Immigrant Incorporation Workshop.

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Nathan Glazer

Remembering Nathan Glazer

January 22, 2019
Nathan Glazer, Professor of Education and Social Structure, Emeritus, died on Saturday at his home in Cambridge, at the age of 95.  Professor Glazer was an influential sociologist, public intellectual, and dear colleague in our Department, and he will be deeply missed.  See the remembrance in the New York Times: Nathan Glazer, Urban Sociologist and Outspoken Intellectual, Dies at 95, andThe Harvard Crimson article,... Read more about Remembering Nathan Glazer
W.E.B. Du Bois

Celebrating Du Bois October 25-27

October 25, 2018

The Department of Sociology at Harvard University is hosting a three-day symposium from October 25-27, 2018 in honor and celebration of W.E.B. Du Bois's 150th birthday.  Ahead of the conference Dean Lawrence Bobo discusses the vast intellectual legacy of the author, activist, and first African-American to earn a Harvard doctorate.  See ...

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