Affiliated with: The Human Rights Program The Public Policy Program
Nancy Foner is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center. Author or editor of fourteen books – among them, From Ellis Island to JFK: New York’s Two Great Waves of Immigration, In a New Land: A Comparative View of Immigration, and Across Generations: Immigrant Families in America. Professor Foner has also written more than eighty-five articles and book chapters. She is the recipient as well of numerous accolades, including the Theodore Saloutos Award of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society and the Distinguished Career Award from the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association. In 2011, she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Foner is the author of two recent books: Strangers No More: Immigration and the Challenges of Integration in North America and Western Europe (Princeton University Press, 2015) written with Richard Alba and coeditor with Patrick Simon of Fear, Anxiety, and National Identity: Immigration and Belonging in North America and Europe (Russell Sage Foundation, 2015). She was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship for 2017-18 as well as a Berlin Prize Fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin for fall 2017 to work on a book, Immigration and the Transformation of America.
Research Areas: Immigration, Race and Ethnicity