The 12h Annual Albert Morris Lecture

The Department of Sociology at Boston University is pleased to announce the 12th Annual Albert Morris Lecture in Sociology. Named in honor of the first Department Chair of the BU Sociology Department, this lectureship was established in 2009 after a generous gift from an anonymous alumnus.

Professor Richard Alba will present on the topic, “The Great Demographic Illusion: How Assimilation Matters in 21st Century America?” highlighting key themes of his recent book The Great Demographic Illusion: Majority, Minority, and the Expanding American Mainstream (2020, Princeton University Press).

Dr. Richard Alba is a Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the Graduate Center at CUNY. He is an eminent scholar of race, ethnicity, and migration. His latest books are The Next Generation: Immigrant Youth in a Comparative Perspective (2011), coedited with Mary Waters, and Blurring the Color Line: The New Chance for a More Integrated America (2009). His books include Ethnic Identity: The Transformation of White America (1990); Italian Americans: Into the Twilight of Ethnicity (1985); and, most recently, Remaking the American Mainstream: Assimilation and Contemporary Immigration (2003), co-authored with Victor Nee. He has been elected president of the Eastern Sociological Society and vice-president of the American Sociological Association. Dr. Alba also is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

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This event is free and open to the public. Reception to follow.