Hunter College of the City University of New York
695 Park Avenue, 1618 Hunter West
New York, NY 10065
Nancy Foner is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and
the CUNY Graduate Center. Her current work focuses on the comparative study
of immigration – comparing immigration today with earlier periods in the
United States, the immigrant experience in various American gateway cities,
and immigrant minorities in the United States and Europe. She has written
extensively on immigration to New York City, past and present, as well as
Jamaican migration to New York and London, especially on issues of race and
ethnicity, gender, and family dynamics.
Foner is the author or editor of 16 books — among them, the award-winning
From Ellis Island to JFK: New York’s Two Great Waves of Immigration (Yale
University Press, 2000), In a New Land: A Comparative View of Immigration
(NYU Press, 2005), and One Out of Three: Immigrant New York in the
Twenty-First Century (Columbia University Press, 2013) – as well as more
than 95 articles and book chapters.
Among her other activities, she is the 2014-15 President of the Eastern
Sociological Society and a member of the National Academy of Sciences panel
on the Integration of Immigrants into U.S. Society. A former chair of the
International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association,
she is the recipient of numerous honors, including the 2010 Distinguished
Career Award from the International Migration Section. In 2011, she was
elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.