Faculty

Tey Meadow

Tey Meadow

UNI: 
tm2846
Tey
Meadow
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Phone: 
+1 212 853 1341
Campus Phone: 
MS 3-1341
Department: 
Department of Sociology
401410X
Room: 
617
606 West 122nd St, Knox Hall, Mail Code: 9649,United States
Areas of Interest: 
Gender, Sexuality, Law, Classifications

Andreas Wimmer

Andreas Wimmer

UNI: 
aw2951
kw2510@columbia.edu
Andreas
Wimmer
Lieber Professor of Sociology and Political Philosophy
Department: 
Sociology
Room: 
605 Knox Hall
Office Hours: 
By Appointment
Areas of Specialty: 
Comparative Historical Sociology, Theory, Research Design, Social Networks, Culture

Dan J. Wang

Dan J. Wang

UNI: 
djw2104
Dan
Wang
Assistant Professor of Business
Phone: 
+1 212 854 3401
Campus Phone: 
MS 4-3401
Department: 
Business^Management
511040X
101 Uris, United States

Niza Yanay

Niza Yanay

UNI: 
ny2148
Niza
Yanay
Adjunct Professor
Department: 
Sociology^Sociology
401410X

Van C. Tran

Van C. Tran

UNI: 
vct2105
vct2105@columbia.edu
Van
Tran
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Phone: 
212-854-4115
Department: 
Sociology
Room: 
606 Knox Hall
Office Hours: 
Wednesdays, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Areas of Interest: 
Immigration, Race and Ethnicity, Urban Poverty, Social Inequality, Public Policy, Population Health
Education: 

Ph.D., Harvard, 2011

Biographical Note: 

Van C. Tran is a sociologist whose primary research focuses on the incorporation of post-1965 immigrants and their children as well as its implications for the future of ethnic and racial inequality in the United States. His other interests include neighborhoods, urban inequality, and population health, with a focus on the Hispanic/Latino population and New York City neighborhoods. Some of his recent work also adopts a comparative approach to the study of migration in the United States, in Europe, and in China.

Tran’s research has been published in Social Forces, International Migration Review, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, City and Community, Population Health Management, among other interdisciplinary journals. Tran is a recipient of many fellowships and scholarly awards, including the Soros Fellowships for New Americans. His research has been funded by Stanford Center for Poverty and Inequality, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Science Foundation’s Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS), among others. His work has also been recognized with three awards from the American Sociological Association’s sections on International Migration, Latino/a Sociology and Community and Urban Sociology.

Tran is the faculty organizer of the Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Workshop which aims to provide an interdisciplinary, intellectual home for doctoral students of race, ethnicity and immigration at Columbia University.  He is also a faculty affiliate of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars Program, the Columbia Population Research Center, the Columbia Global Migration Networks, and the Urban Studies Program. He teaches courses on immigration, urban poverty, and research methods, including the undergraduate seminar Immigrant New York.

Tran was born in Vietnam and grew up in Thailand before his family was resettled in New York City in 1998. He first developed his interest in immigration and urban neighborhoods as an observer of the city’s diverse communities. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology & Social Policy at Harvard University in 2011. He also completed his post-doctoral training as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania where he was a Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics.

Courses to be offered this year:

Fall 2016: W3980 Immigrant New York

Fall 2016: Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Workshop

Office hours this Fall 2016:

Please sign up here.

Publications: 

Selected Articles and Chapters

Tran, Van C. 2016. “Beyond the Ballot Box: Age-At-Arrival, Civic Institutions and Political Participation among Latinos.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, online.

Tran, Van C. 2016. “Ethnic Culture and Social Mobility among Second-Generation Asian Americans.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 39(13), online.

Tran, Van C. 2016 “Social Mobility among Second-Generation Latinos.” Contexts 15(2): 28-33. online.

Tran, Van C. and Nicol M. Valdez. 2015. “Second-Generation Decline or Advantage? Latino Assimilation in the Aftermath of the Great Recession.” International Migration Review.

Tran, Van C. 2015. “Revisiting the Americano Dream.” Pathways, Spring 2015: 18-23.

Tran, Van C. 2015. “More Than Just Black: Cultural Perils and Opportunities in Inner-City Neighborhoods.” Pp. 252-280 in The Cultural Matrix: Understanding Black Youth, Orlando Patterson, Eds. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Lee, David C., Brendan G. Carr, Tony E. Smith, Van C. Tran, Daniel Polsky and Charles C. Branas. 2015. “The Impact of Hospital Closures, Hospital and Population Characteristics on Increasing Emergency Department Volume: A Geographic Analysis.” Population Health Management.

Hopkins, Daniel J., Van C. Tran, and Abigail F. Williamson. 2014. “See No Spanish: Language, Local Context, and Attitudes toward Immigration.” Politics, Groups, and Identities 2(1): 35-51. 

Tran, Van C., Corina Graif, Alison D. Jones, Mario L. Small, and Christopher Winship. 2013. "Participation in Context: Neighborhood Diversity and Organizational Involvement in Boston." City & Community 12(3): 187-210.

Waters, Mary C., Anthony Heath, Tran, Van C. and Vikki Boliver. 2013 . "Second-Generation Attainment and Inequality: Primary and Secondary Effects on Educational Outcomes in Britain and the U.S." In The Children of Immigrants at School:  A Comparative Look at Integration in the United States and Western Europe, Richard Alba and Jennifer Holdaway, Eds. New York: New York University Press.

Tran, Van C., Susan K. Brown and Jens Schneider. 2012. "Neighborhoods and Perceptions of Disorder." Pp. 156-182 in The Changing Face of World Cities, Maurice Crul and John Mollenkopf, Eds. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Tran, Van C.  2012. "Assimilation." In Oxford Bibliographies Online in Sociology. Jeff Manza, Ed. New York: Oxford University Press. 

Tran, Van C. 2010. "English Gain vs. Spanish Loss? Language Assimilation among Second-Generation Latinos in Young Adulthood." Social Forces 89(1): 257-284.

Waters, Mary C., Van C. Tran, Philip Kasinitz and John Mollenkopf. 2010. "Segmented Assimilation Revised: Types of Acculturation and Socioeconomic Outcomes in Young Adulthood." Ethnic and Racial Studies 33(7): 1168-1193.
 

Jennifer C. Lena

Jennifer C. Lena

UNI: 
jcl42
jcl42@columbia.edu
Jennifer
Lena
Associate Professor
Fax: 
212.678.4048
Campus Phone: 
212.678.3271
Room: 
413B Zankel Hall
Areas of Specialty: 
Culture, Organizations, Elites, Stratification
Biographical Note: 

Jennifer C. Lena is Associate Professor of Arts Administration at Teachers College, Columbia University and has a courtesy appointment in the Department of Sociology. She is co-editor (with Frederick Wherry and Greta Hsu) of a book series, Culture and Economic Life, published by Stanford University Press. Lena currently serves on the Editorial Boards of Contemporary Sociology, Poetics, and Sociology Compass. She is Chair-Elect of the Sociology of Culture Section of the American Sociological Association.

She is a past fellow of the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies at Princeton University, and the Curb Center for Arts, Enterprise, and Public Policy at Vanderbilt University, and held faculty positions at Vanderbilt University and Barnard College. Her research focuses on understanding processes of classification, particularly the organizational and institutional conditions for the creation, modification, or elimination of cultural categories like genres. Lena also examines non-profit executive transitions and organizational closure, particularly in the visual and performing arts, and service organizations. She is the author of Banding Together: How Communities Create Genres in Popular Music (Princeton University Press, 2012), which was named one of Choice Reviews Outstanding Academic Titles for 2012Her research has been published in the American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Poetics, and American Behavioral Scientist, among other peer-reviewed journals, and has been reprinted in texts dedicated to highlighting excellence in social science methods, hip-hop scholarship, and the sociology of culture. Lena is reputed to be the first sociologist to commission a Grammy-nominated album: Hilos (composer: Gabriela Frank; performed by ALIAS Chamber Ensemble; released in 2010 by Naxos Records). Her current projects include a study of the increasingly broad and diverse tastes of U.S. elites, provisionally titled, Slumming: The Reproduction of Prestige

Publications: 

Representative examples from each research stream in the past several years:

Lena, Jennifer C. 2012. Banding Together: How Communities Create Genres in Popular Music. Princeton University Press.

Lena, Jennifer C. and Erin Johnston. 2015. “U.S. Cultural Engagement with Global Muslim Communities: Contours and Connections in an Emerging Field.” Grantmakers in the Arts Reader. Vol. 26 (1): 9-13.

Lena, Jennifer C. 2015. “Culture, Production of: Prospects for the Twenty-First Century.” International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. 2nd Edition. Section Ed. Kees van Rees; Ed. in Chief, James Wright. Elsevier. Pp. 608-613.

Lena, Jennifer C. and Danielle Lindemann. 2014. “Who is an Artist? New Data for an Old Question.” Poetics. Special issue: Art at the Crossroads. Ed. Victoria Alexander and Anne Bower. Vol. 43: 70-85.

Lena, Jennifer C. 2014. “Making It Work: The Education and Employment of Recent Arts Graduates.” Annual Report on the 2013 Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP). With Sally Gaskill, Rebecca F. Houghton, Amber Lambert, Angie Miller, and Steven J. Tepper. Pp. 1-30.

Lena, Jennifer C. January/February 2013. “A Visit From The Credibility Squad.” Pacific Standard. Pgs. 32-35.

Lena, Jennifer C. 2011. “Tradition and Transformation at the Fan Fair Festival.” Pp. 224-248 in Negotiating Values in the Creative Industries: Fairs, Festivals and Competitive Events, ed. Brian Moeran and Jesper Strandgaard Pedersen. Cambridge University Press.

Teresa Sharpe

Teresa Sharpe

UNI: 
ts2785
Teresa
Sharpe

Adam Reich

Adam Reich

UNI: 
ar3237
ar3237@columbia.edu
Adam
Reich
Assistant Professor
Department: 
Sociology
Room: 
Knox 705
Areas of Interest: 
Economic Sociology, Medical Sociology, Sociology of Work, Social Movements, Social Control
Education: 

Ph.D.  University of California, Berkeley, 2012

Biographical Note: 

Adam Reich received his PhD in sociology from UC Berkeley in 2012, and was a Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar at Columbia from 2012 to 2014.  He focuses on economic and cultural sociology.  Much of his research concerns how people make sense of their economic activities and economic positions within organizations.  Reich is the author of three books, the most recent of which is Selling Our Souls: The Commodification of Hospital Care in the United States (Princeton, 2014).  He is also the author of several peer-reviewed articles, which have appeared in journals such as the American Journal of Sociology and Social Science & Medicine.

Harriet A. Zuckerman

Harriet A. Zuckerman

UNI: 
haz1
Harriet
Zuckerman
Phone: 
+1 212 854 2149
Campus Phone: 
MS 4-2149

Bruce G. Link

Bruce G. Link

UNI: 
bgl1
Bruce
Link
Phone: 
+1 212 305 4547
Department: 
Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health
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