Levy Institute Research Professor; Senior Scholar, Levy Economics Institute
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Historical Studies, Jewish Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Sociology
Research grants from NIMH, NEH, NSF, NIE, Spencer and Russell Sage Foundations, Princeton Institute for Advanced Study. Author of Ethnic Differences: Schooling and Social Structure among the Irish, Italians, Jews, and Blacks in an American City, 1880–1935
(winner of the Willard Waller Award, American Sociological Association); Woman’s Work?: American Schoolteachers, 1650–1920
(with Robert Margo); Italians Then, Mexicans Now: Immigrant Origins and Second-Generation Progress, 1890–2000
. Coeditor, Immigrants, Schooling, and Social Mobility: Does Culture Make a Difference?
and The New Race Question: How the Census Counts Multiracial Individuals
. Papers in numerous journals, including Journal of American History, William and Mary Quarterly, The Annals, Historical Methods, International Migration Review, The Public Interest.
At Bard since 1994.