Douglas S. Massey
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Douglas S. Massey

Douglas Steven Massey (born 1952 in Olympia, Washington, United States) is an American sociologist. Massey is currently a professor of Sociology at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and is an adjunct professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. Massey specializes in the sociology of immigration, and has written on the effect of residential segregation on the black underclass in the United States.


He received his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Psychology, and Spanish, from Western Washington University in 1974, and in 1977 he received a Master of Arts in Sociology from Princeton University. Massey continued at Princeton University and received his PhD in 1978. He was a Guggenheim fellow in 1990-1991. He is married to psychologist Susan Fiske.

Douglas S. Massey is the founder and co-director of the Mexican Migration Project[1] and the Latin American Migration Project,[2] with his long-time collaborator Jorge Durand. He is Board Member of the Institut für interdisziplinäre Konflikt- und Gewaltforschung (Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence) at Bielefeld University and a past editor of the International Journal of Conflict and Violence.

Massey was president of the Population Association of America in 1996. He served as the 92nd president of the American Sociological Association, 2000-2001,[3] and has won several awards for his books.[] From 2006 to 2015, he was the president of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.[4] In 2008, he received a special recognition from the World Cultural Council.[5]

Massey's research areas include:

  • Demography
  • Urban Sociology
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • International Migration
  • Latin American Society, particularly Mexico

Book titles

  • 2007: Categorically Unequal: The American Stratification System
    • Russell Sage; 340 pp. ISBN 978-0-87154-584-8
  • 2007: New Faces in New Places: The New Geography of American Immigration (editor)
  • 2005: Return of the "L" Word: A Liberal Vision for the New Century
  • 2005: Strangers in a Strange Land: Humans in an Urbanizing World
    • W.W. Norton; 352 pp.
  • 2004: Crossing the border: Research from the Mexican Migration Project (co-edited with Jorge Durand)
  • 2001: The Source of the River: The Origins, Aspirations, and Values of Freshmen at America's Elite Colleges and Universities (with Camille Charles, Garvey Lundy, and Mary J. Fischer)
  • 2001: Beyond Smoke and Mirrors: U.S. Immigration Policy in the Age of Globalization (with Jorge Durand and Nolan Malone)
  • 2001: Problem of the Century: Racial Stratification in the United States at Century's End (co-edited with Elijah Anderson)
  • 1998: Worlds in Motion: International Migration at the End of the Millennium (with Joaquín Arango, Graeme Hugo, Ali Kouaouci, Adela Pellegrino, and J. Edward Taylor)
    • Oxford; 362 pp.
  • 1993: American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass (with Nancy A. Denton)
  • 1987: Return to Aztlan: The Social Process of International Migration from Western Mexico (with Rafael Alarcón, Jorge Durand, Humberto González)
    • University of California; 354 pp.

Journal articles

  • Massey, Douglas S. (2000). "What I Don't Know About My Field but Wish I Did". Annual Review of Sociology. Annual Reviews. 26 (1): 699-701. doi:10.1146/annurev.soc.26.1.699.
  • Massey, Douglas S. (1981). "Dimensions of the New Immigration to the United States and the Prospects for Assimilation". Annual Review of Sociology. Annual Reviews. 7 (1): 57-85. doi:10.1146/ PMID 12312457.


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