Alejandro Portes

Institute:   Center for Migration and Development

Brief Profile:   Alejandro Portes is a premier sociologist who has shaped the study of immigration and urbanization for 30 years. Prof. Portes is Howard Harrison and Gabrielle Snyder Beck Professor of Sociology and director of the Center for Migration and Development at Princeton University. He 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, 3rd edition, (California 2006), designated as a Centennial Publication by the University of California Press in 1996. His current research is on the adaptation process of the immigrant second generation in comparative per

Area of Specialization (keywords):   immigration, transnationalism, urbanisation

Contact Address:   Department of Sociology 186 Wallace Hall Princeton NJ 08544 609-258-4436

WebSite:   http://www.princeton.edu/sociology/faculty/portes/

E-mail id:   aportes@princeton.edu

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