Douglas S. Massey

Douglas S. Massey is the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at The Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.
Professor Massey is co-author of American Apartheid and Climbing Mount Laurel: The Struggle for Affordable Housing and Social Mobility in an American Suburb. He is also coauthor of The Source of the River, the first analysis of minority achievement in selective colleges and universities based on a representative sample, as well as the follow up book Taming the River, which examined the determinants of persistence and grade achievement through the first two years of college. Massey has also published extensively on Mexican immigration. He has also served on the faculties of the University of Chicago where he directed its Center for Latin American Studies and Population Research Center, and the University of Pennsylvania, where he directed its Population Studies Center and chaired its Graduate Group in Demography. He is a former president of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences.