The Thought Project - Episode 55 - Interview with Robert Smith

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Photo of Robert SmithThis week’s guest is Professor Robert Courtney Smith, a sociology faculty member at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and a faculty member at the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College. He is the author of Mexican New York: Transnational Worlds of New Immigrants (California, 2006), which won the American Sociological Association's 2008 Distinguished Book Award and a CUNY Presidential Award. He has received grants from the National Science Foundation and the Social Science Research Council, and other foundations, and he has been both a Russell Sage Foundation fellow and a Guggenheim Foundation fellow. A committed public sociologist, he is supporting an effort in New York state that will allow undocumented persons to obtain a driver’s license. Find out why Smith asserts that American children are being emotionally harmed by states that do not permit the undocumented to drive. Tune in.

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Submitted on: MAY 21, 2019

Category: Sociology | The Thought Project