Café Columbia with Van Tran, Assistant Professor of Sociology 

Immigrant New York and the Transformation of American Society

Using New York City as a case study, this class will examine how immigration has transformed the city’s demographic, political, socioeconomic and spatial landscape, past and present. What lessons can we learn by identifying the city’s major ethnic groups and asking how immigrants and their U.S.-born children have been incorporated into the city’s schools, workplaces, and neighborhoods? How does integration reshape patterns of ethnic and racial inequality in the city? What might our findings mean for other parts of the country? 

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