September, 2012: Dr. Pyong Gap Min, Director of the Research Center for Korean Community and Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, received two awards for his scholarly contributions in the field of immigration at the American Sociological Association’s annual meeting, held between August 17 to 21 in Denver, Colorado this year. The first is the Distinguished Career Award from the International Migration Section. The second is second-place Honorable Mention for the Outstanding Book Award contest from the Sociology of Religion Section for Preserving Ethnicity through Religions in America: Korean Protestants and Indian Hindus across Generations. He also won the Community Service Award from the The Korean American Association of Greater New York.
The Distinguished Career Award from the ASA International Migration Section has been previously awarded to Dr. Nancy Foner (2010) and Dr. Richard Alba (2008), Professors of Sociology at the Graduate Center.
June 2012: Donald J. Hernandez authored a policy report titled Children in Immigrant Families: Essential to America’s Future, on behalf of the Foundation for Child development. The report is the first to compare the well-being of children in immigrant families (one in four children) to children with U.S.-born parents and finds significant gaps in income, education, and health. The Wall Street Journal covered the report. Dr. Hernadez’s findings are highlighted here.