The Sixth Annual Albert Morris Lecture

The Department of Sociology at Boston University is pleased to announce the Sixth Annual Albert Morris Lecture in Sociology. Named in honor of the first Chair of the BU Sociology Department, this lectureship was established in 2009 after a generous gift from an alumnus.


This year’s speaker is Philip Kasinitz, a Professor of Sociology at the Graduate Center and Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY). He currently chairs the Ph.D. Program in Sociology at the Graduate Center and is a former President of the Eastern Sociological Society. Professor Kasinitz received his B.A. from Boston University on 1979 and his Ph.D. from the Sociology Department of New York University in 1987. His book Caribbean New York: Black Immigrants and the Politics of Race (Cornell University Press, 1992) won the Thomas and Znaniecki Award from the International Migration Section of the ASA. He is the editor of Metropolis: Center and Symbol of Our Time (New York University Press, 1995), co-editor (with Josh DeWind and Charles Hirschman) of Handbook on International Migration (Russell Sage Foundation, 1999), and (with Mollenkopf and Waters) Becoming New Yorkers: Ethnographies of The New Second Generation (Russell Age Foundation 2004), which received an honorable mention for the 2005 Robert Park Award. His most recent book, Inheriting the City: The Children of Immigrants Come of Age (with Waters, Mollenkopf and Jennifer Holdaway) was published by the Harvard University Press in April 2008.

Professor Kasinitz will present “Diversity and  Inclusion: Immigration, Demographic Change and Racial Justice in Contemporary America.”

The Sixth Annual Albert Morris Lecture in Sociology will be held Thursday, April 10th, 2014 at 5PM in the 9th Floor Colloquium Room in the BU Photonics Center at 8 St. Mary’s Street. This event is free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

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View the recap from the Fifth Annual Morris Lecture here.

View the recap from the Fourth Annual Morris Lecture here.