• About:

      Richard Alba’s teaching and research on immigration have taken on a comparative focus, encompassing North America and Western Europe. His books include Italian Americans: Into the Twilight of Ethnicity (1985); Ethnic Identity: The Transformation of White America (1990); Remaking the American Mainstream: Assimilation and Contemporary Immigration (2003), co-written with Victor Nee; Blurring the Color Line: The New Chance for a More Integrated America (2009); and, most recently, Strangers No More: Immigration and the Challenges of Integration in North America and Western Europe (2015), co-written with Nancy Foner. He is a former elected president of the Eastern Sociological Society (1997-98) and vice president of the American Sociological Association (2000-01). In 2008, he received the Award for a Distinguished Career of Scholarship, bestowed by the International Migration section of the American Sociological Association.