Professor of Sociology at the Graduate Center and Hunter College of the City University of New York
Campus Affiliation: CUNY Graduate Center|Hunter College
Philip Kasinitz is Professor of Sociology at the Graduate Center and Hunter College of the City University of New York. He currently chairs the Ph.D. Program in Sociology at the Graduate Center and is a former President of the Eastern Sociological Society. Professor Kasinitz received his B.A. from Boston University on 1979 and his Ph.D. from the Sociology Department of New York University in 1987. Prior to coming to C.U.N.Y. in 1993 he taught at Williams College and he has taught as a visiting Professor at Princeton. His book Caribbean New York: Black Immigrants and the Politics of Race (Cornell University Press, 1992) won the Thomas and Znaniecki Award from the International Migration Section of the ASA. He is the editor of Metropolis: Center and Symbol of Our Time (New York University Press, 1995), co-editor (with Josh DeWind and Charles Hirschman) of Handbook on International Migration (Russell Sage Foundation, 1999), and (with Mollenkopf and Waters) Becoming New Yorkers: Ethnographies of The New Second Generation (Russell AgeFoundation 2004), which received an honorable mention for the 2005 Robert Park Award. His most recent book, Inheriting the City: The Children of Immigrants Come of Age (with Waters, Mollenkopf and Jennifer Holdaway) was published by the Harvard University Press in April 2008. In addition to numerous publications in academic journals, Professor Kasinitz has written for Dissent, The Nation, The City Journal, The Wall Street Journal, Common Quest, Lingua Franca, and Newsday, and he is currently the book review editor of the Journal Sociological Forum. He has been a member of the Social Science Research Council’s Committee on International Migration, the historical advisory board of the new museum of American Immigration on Ellis Island, and the Russell Sage Foundation’s committee to study the social effects of 9-11 on New York City.