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, called the Green Light law. Find out why Smith asserts that American children are being emotionally harmed by states that do not permit the undocumented to drive. Tune in.

Read his op-ed in the New York Daily News on the Green Light law.

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Submitted on: MAY 21, 2019

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