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 Migration and Immigrant Incorporation and the Contemporary Studies of Race and Ethnicity workshops.

The department sponsors the Migration and Immigrant Incorporation Workshop.

The department co-sponsors the Contemporary Studies of Race and Ethnicity Workshop.

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August 28, 2019

Responding to Harvard College students' need for information about courses before the first day of the term, the Department of Sociology is collaborating with the Bok Center on short videos describing key aspects of select courses.  These "trailers" feature courses taught during the 2019-20 academic year by Jason Beckfield, Joscha Legewie, Ellis Monk, and Mary Waters.  To view them go to the Sociology Courses page.  We hope our students...

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