Douglas S. Massey

Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs
Princeton University

Douglas S. Massey is the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He is coauthor of American Apartheid (1993), which won the Distinguished Publication Award of the American Sociological Association. More recently, he coauthored The Source of the River (2003), the first analysis of minority achievement in selective colleges and universities based on a representative sample, as well as the follow-up book Taming the River (2009), which examined the determinants of persistence and grade achievement through the first two years of college. Massey has also published extensively on Mexican immigration, including the books Return to Aztlan (1987) and Miracles on the Border (1995), which won a 1996 Southwest Book Award. His latest two books on immigration are Beyond Smoke and Mirrors (2002), which won the 2004 Otis Dudley Duncan Award for the best book in social demography, and Brokered Boundaries: Constructing Immigrant Identity in Anti-Immigrant Times (2010). Massey is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. He is past-president of the Population Association of America and the American Sociological Association and current president of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. He was recently elected to the Council of the National Academy of Science.




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