Dr. Sofya Aptekar

Dr. Sofya Aptekar


Sofya Aptekar was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at MMG. She is studying super-diversity in public spaces in a neighborhood in Queens, New York.  She holds a PhD in sociology from Princeton University, where she studied sociology of culture, immigration, and demography.  Sofya is finishing her first book, The Road to Citizenship: What Naturalization Means for Immigrants and the United States.  She has also taught at Rutgers University, Queens College, and Brooklyn College.



[2013] Citizenship Status and Patterns of Inequality in the United States and Canada. Social Science Quarterly, 95(2), 343-359. doi: 10.1111/ssqu.12018    Link

[2012] Immigration and customs enforcement. In P. Hayes (Ed.), The making of modern immigration: an encyclopedia of people and ideas (pp. 305-320). Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO.   Link

[2012] Naturalization ceremonies and the role of immigrants in the American Nation. Citizenship Studies 16(7), 937-952.  Link

[2009] Contexts of Exit in the Migration of Russian Speakers from the Baltic Countries to Ireland. Ethnicities 9(4), 507-526.

[2009] Organizational Life and Political Incorporation of Two Asian Immigrant Groups: A Case Study. Ethnic and Racial Studies 32(9), 1511-1533.

Beiträge in Sammelbänden

[Forthcoming] Immigration, Gentrification, and Neighborhood Change in Astoria. In T. Hum & R. Hayduk (Eds.), Immigrant Crossroads: Globalization, Incorporation, and Place-Making in Queens, NY

[2008] Highly-Skilled but Unwelcome in Politics: Asian Indians and Chinese in a New Jersey Suburb. In S. Ramakrishnan & Irene Bloemraad (Eds.), Civic Hopes and Political Realities: Immigrants, Community Organizations, and Political Engagement. New York: Russell Sage Foundation Press.

[2007] (with Katherine Newman) Sticking Around: Delayed Departure from the Parental Nest in Western Europe and Japan. In S. Danziger & C. Rouse (Eds.) The Price of Independence: The Economics of the Transition to Adulthood. New York: Russell Sage Foundation Press.