New York State's Greenlight Law: Driving, Deportation, Child Development, and Human Dignity, with Robert C. Smith, City University of New York (MA)
Robert Courtney Smith is a Professor of Sociology, Immigration Studies and Public Affairs at the School of Public Affairs, and in the Sociology Department, Graduate Center, CUNY.
His first book, Mexican New York: Transnational Worlds of New Immigrants (2006, University of California Press), won the American Sociological Association’s 2008 overall Distinguished Book Award, and three other sectional prizes (for immigration; community and urban sociology; and Latino/a sociology) and a Presidential prize from CUNY. This book drew on 18 years of ethnographic research, working extensively with undocumented people. His second book, Horatio Alger Lives in Brooklyn, But Check His Papers (California, forthcoming) examines the puzzle of why most Mexicans in New York are at least modestly upwardly mobile, but also shows how having, gaining or lacking legal status disrupts this otherwise positive integration. He is at work on a third book (with Andy Beveridge) This Is Still America! Contested Political Integration in Port Chester, based on work as an expert on a voting rights trial for the US Department of Justice in US. v Village of Port Chester, which resulted in the first ever cumulative voting scheme in New York.
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What: New York State's Greenlight Law: Driving, Deportation, Child Development, and Human Dignity, with Robert C. Smith, City University of New York
When: Thursday, November 7, 2019, 12:00 PM-1:30 PM
Where: Robinson Hall Basement Seminar Room, Harvard University, MA