John Mollenkopf Receives 2019 Award for Contributions to Study of Urban Affairs

May 9, 2019

The distinguished professor of political science and sociology was honored for his commitment to the field.

Distinguished Professor John Mollenkopf (Political Science, Sociology) received the 2019 Contribution to the Field of Urban Affairs Award from the Urban Affairs Association (UAA), an international professional association for urban scholars and public service professionals.
“Dr. Mollenkopf is an internationally influential urban scholar, a dedicated mentor with protégés scattered across the scholarly and applied urban landscape, and an influential applied researcher,” the association said in its announcement. “Beyond an impressive scholarly imprint in the study of urban politics ¾ as evidenced through cutting-edge and influential books, articles, and applied publications ¾ Dr. Mollenkopf’s commitment to developing institutions to support comparative and international research has influenced numerous scholars and will bear fruit for decades to come.”
Mollenkopf is the director of the Center for Urban Research at The Graduate Center, which focuses on basic research that addresses the issues facing New York and other large cities. He also directs The Graduate Center’s interdisciplinary program on public policy and urban studies.
He is the author or editor of 16 books, including Unsettled AmericansInheriting the City: The Children of Immigrants Come of Age; and Bringing Outsiders In: Transatlantic Perspectives on Immigrant Political Incorporation.