Phil Kasinitz, Presidential Professor of Sociology, Graduate Center-CUNY
Philip Kasinitz is Presidential Professor of Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center. He has chaired the doctoral program in Sociology from since 2001-2011 and 2014-the present. Kasinitz graduated Boston University in 1979 and earned his doctorate from New York University in 1987. He specializes in immigration, ethnicity, race relations, urban social life and the nature of contemporary cities. Much of his work focuses on New York. He is the author of Caribbean New York for which he won the Thomas and Znaniecki Book Award in 1996. His co-authored book Inheriting the City: The Children of Immigrants Come of Age won the Eastern Sociological Society’s Mirra Komarovsky Book Award in 2009 and the American Sociological Association Distinguished Scholarly Book Award in 2010.