John Mollenkopf

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JOHN MOLLENKOPF  is Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology and Director of the Center for Urban Research at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.  He works on the comparative analysis of immigration, race, and ethnicity in urban settings in the U.S. and Europe, as well as on urban policy and politics.  Two recent books compared Europe and the U.S:  The Changing Face of World Cities: The Young Adult Children of Immigrants in Europe and the United States, co-edited with Maurice Crul, and Bringing Outsiders In:  Transatlantic Perspectives on Immigrant Political Incorporation, co-edited with Jennifer Hochschild.  His study with Philip Kasinitz, Mary Waters, and Jennifer Holdaway, Inheriting the City: The Children of Immigrants Come of Age, received the 2010 Distinguished Book Award from the American Sociological Association and several other awards.  His current research examines the impact of new immigrant communities on racial and ethnic empowerment in New York and Los Angeles and the politics of immigrant political incorporation in new and old metropolitan areas.

Mollenkopf has advised The Integration of the European Second Generation (TIES) study and has served on the selection committees for the “Worlds in Motion” PhD Fellowship of the Zeit Foundation, the E Pluribus Unum prize of the Migration Policy Institute, and the “New Americans Fellowship” of the Paul and Daisy Soros Foundation.  He also advised Abt Associates/SRBI on a study of naturalization conducted for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Mollenkopf is a member of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Building Resilient Regions and the International Scientific Advisory Committee of the Netherlands Institute of City Innovation Studies.  He coordinates The Graduate Center’s urban exchange program with Humboldt University, Berlin and has been a visiting professor at The University of Amsterdam and Sciences Po in Paris.  During the 2011-2012 academic year, he was a Fellow the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford.  Prior to joining The Graduate Center, he directed the Economic Development Division of the New York City Department of City Planning and taught public management and urban studies at Stanford University.  He received his PhD from Harvard and BA from Carleton College.