• About:

      Nancy Foner is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is the author or editor of eighteen 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 most recently, Strangers No More: Immigration and the Challenges of Integration in North America and Western Europe, coauthored with Richard Alba (Princeton University Press, 2015) and Fear, Anxiety, and National Identity: Immigration and Belonging in North America and Western Europe, edited with Patrick Simon (Russell Sage Foundation, 2015). A former president of the Eastern Sociological Society (2014-15), she received the Distinguished Career Award from the International Migration Section in 2010 and is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.