Nancy Foner Elected to AAAS

Nancy Foner (Dist. Prof., Hunter, Sociology) was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), which counts among its members some of the world’s most accomplished leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities, and the arts. The academy cited her as an “influential scholar of the American immigrant experience.” Author or editor of fourteen books—among them, From Ellis Island to JFK: New York’s Two Great Waves of Immigration (Yale University Press, 2000), In a New Land: A Comparative View of Immigration (New York University Press, 2005), and Across Generations: Immigrant Families in America (New York University Press, 2009)—Foner has written more than eighty-five articles and book chapters. She is a recipient of numerous accolades: the 2000 Theodore Saloutos Award of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society; the 2010 Distinguished Career Award from the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association; and the 2011 Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarship at Hunter College. A member of the advisory boards of several noteworthy foundations, including the Russell Sage Foundation Immigration Research Advisory Committee and the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island History Advisory Committee, Foner also serves on the editorial boards of the International Migration Review, Global Networks, and the Journal of American Ethnic History.

Submitted on: OCT 4, 2011

Category: Faculty Awards, Sociology