Department of Sociology
Angeles, CA 90095
Brown University, B.A. (Honors in History,
magna cum laude), 1974.
Harvard University, Ph.D. (Sociology), 1983.
Department of Sociology, UCLA, 1999-2004
Director, Lewis Center for Regional Policy
Studies, UCLA, 1995-1998
Professor, Department of Sociology, UCLA,
Assistant to Professor, Department of
Sociology, The City College-City University of New York,
Appointment to Graduate Faculty in
Sociology, Graduate School and University Center, City
University of New York, 1987.
How the Other Half Works:
Immigration and the Social Organization of Labor, (with
Michael Lichter), Chapter 1, University of California Press
Strangers at the
Gates: New Immigrants in Urban America, Chapter 1, UC
Still the Promised City? New
Immigrants and African-Americans in Post-Industrial New York,
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1996.
Chapter 5 reprinted as
"Who Gets the Lousy Jobs," in
Peter Kivisto and Georganne Rundblad, eds.,
Multiculturalism in the United States, Thousand
Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press, 2000.
Chapter 9 reprinted as
"The New Urban Reality" in
Norman Yetman, ed.,
Majority and Minority: The Dynamics of Race and
Ethnicity in American Life, sixth edition (Boston:
Allyn and Bacon, 1999);
as “Beyond Black and White,” in Harry Goulbourne, ed.,
Race and Ethnicity: Critical Concepts in Sociology,
London: Routledge, 2001.
Portions of Chapter 1 reprinted as "Still the
Promised City? New Immigrants and African-Americans in
Post-Industrial New York," in David Grusky, ed.,
Social Stratification: Race, Class, and Gender in
Sociological Perspective, Boulder, Colo: Westview,
Ethnic Los Angeles,
edited with Mehdi Bozorgmehr, New York: Russell Sage
Foundation Press, 1996.
Through the Eye of the Needle:
Immigrants and Enterprise in New York's Garment Trades
(New York University Press, 1986; paper, 1989).
Immigrant Business in Industrial Society (with
Howard Aldrich, Robin Ward, and associates; Newbury Park,
CA: Sage, 1990).
Chapter 1 reprinted as "Ethnic Entrepreneurs,"
in Richard Swedberg, ed., Entrepreneurship, Oxford:
Oxford University Press, 2000, pp. 356-388.
Guest Editor, Special New York/London issue of New
Community, V. 14, 1, 1988.
and 'there': Immigrant cross-border activities and
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Vol. 42 No. 1 Spring 2008.
"Conflict and Contestation in the Cross-Border Community:
Hometown Associations Re-assessed,” (co-authored with Eric
Popkin and Hector Aquiles Magana), Ethnic and Racial
“The Bounded Community: Turning Foreigners into Americans in
Century Los Angeles,” Ethnic and Racial Studies,
V. 30, 7 (2007): 341-374.
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the “new” second generation,” (with Nelson Lim and David
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“Did Manufacturing Matter? The experience of yesterday’s
second generation: a reassessment”, International
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“Strangeness at the Gates: The Peculiar Politics of
Immigration,” (co-authored with Nazgol Ghandnoosh)
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Immigration Reform, New Labor Forum, V. 15,
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(2006) : 23-42.
reprinted in :
“Immigrant ‘Transnationalism’ and the Presence of the
Past,” in Elliott Barkan, et. al., eds.
Borders, Boundaries, And Bonds: America And Its
Immigrants In Eras Of Globalization, New York: New
York University Press, forthcoming.
“Will the new second generation experience ‘downward
assimilation’? Segmented assimilation re-assessed,”
(with Cynthia Feliciano) Ethnic and Racial Studies,
V. 27, 3 (2004): 376-402.
“Transnationalism in Question,” (with David Fitzgerald)
American Journal of Sociology, V. 109, 5 (2004): 1177-95
“Temporarily foreign? The labor market for
migrant professionals in high tech at the peak of the boom,”
(with Christopher L. Erickson),
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"Not the Promised City? Los
Angeles and its Immigrants," Pacific Historical
Review, V. 68, 2, 1999, pp. 253-272
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Immigrants Making It?" (with Joel Perlmann), The
Public Interest, Number 132, Summer 1998, pp. 73-96.
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and Ethnicity in the United States: Issues and Debates,
"Second Generations: Past,
Present, Future" (with Joel Perlmann), Journal of Ethnic
and Migration Studies, V. 24, 1, 1998.
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edited, Sociology for the Twenty-first Century:
Continuities and Cutting Edges, 1999)
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Immigrant Children Past and Present -- A Reconsideration"
(with Joel Perlmann), International Migration
Review, V. 31, no. 4, 1997.
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Philip Kasinitz, Josh De Wind, eds., The Handbook of
International Migration: The American Experience,
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Sociological Perspectives, V. 40, 2, 1997.
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A Case Study of the Interplay of Economics and Ethnicity,"
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V. 37, 2 (1993), pp. 431-444.
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Entrepreneurship: Reply to Bonacich," International
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"The Ethnic Enclave Debate
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"Back to the Sweatshop or
Ahead to the Informal Sector?" (with Michael Lapp),
International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, V.
17, 1, 1993, pp. 6-29.
"Divergent Diasporas: The
Chinese Communities of New York and Los Angeles Compared,"
(with Yenfen Tseng), Revue Europeene des Migrations
Internationales, V. 8, 3, 1992: 91-116.
"La politique de developpment
des entreprises issues des minorites aux Etats-Unis: etude
critique", Revue Europeene des Migrations
Internationales, V. 8, 1 (1992): 139-153.
"Taking Care of the Guests:
The Impact of Immigrants on Services -- An Industry Case
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"Primary, Secondary, and
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America” (with Malcolm Cross), in Migrants,
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Action, Immigration, and Civil Rights Options for America,
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"Immigrant Workers and
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Reformulation,” in Jan Rath, ed., pp. 124-141 in: Jan
Rath (ed.), Immigrant Businesses: The Economic, Political
and Social Environment (Migration, Minorities and
Citizenship Series) Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire:
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Recherche, politique, et societe, Paris, Harmattan,
1999, pp. 190-233.
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in Frank Bean and Stephanie Bell-Rose, ed., Immigration
and Opportunity: Race, Ethnicity, and Employment in the
United States, New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1999,
"Helots No More -- A Case
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Mitchell, Abel Valenzuela, Kent Wong, and Maurice Zeitlin),
in Kate Bronfenbrenner, et. al., eds. Organizing to Win,
Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1997; abridged
version as "Justice for Janitors," Dissent, Winter 1997, pp.
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Businesses: The Economic, Political and Social Environment
(Migration, Minorities and Citizenship Series) Houndmills,
Basingstoke, Hampshire: Macmillan Press, 2000
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Honorable Mention, 2004 Thomas and Znaniecki Award for the
best book (How the Other Half Works), International
Migration Section, American Sociological Association
E. Park Award, Urban and Community Sociology Section,
American Sociological Assocation, for Still the Promised
1997 Thomas and Znaniecki Award for the best book (Ethnic
Los Angeles), International Migration Section, American
Urban Politics Best Urban Politics Book 1996 Award (for
Still the Promised City?), Urban Politics Section,
American Political Science Association.
Honorable mention, 1996 book awards competition,
Association of American Publishers Professional and
Scholarly Publishing Division (for Still the Promised
City? African-Americans and New Immigrants in PostIndustrial
Editorial Board, American Sociological Review
Associate Editor, Journal of Ethnic and Migration
Correspondant, Revue Europeene des Migrations