Dr. Sofya Aptekar
Dr. Sofya Aptekar
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Sofya Aptekar is 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.
Refereed Journal Articles
 ‘Citizenship Status and Patterns of Inequality in the United States and Canada.’ Social Science Quarterly. doi: 10.1111/ssqu.12018 Link
 ‘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
 ‘Naturalization ceremonies and the role of immigrants in the American Nation.’ Citizenship Studies 16(7):937-952. Link
 ‘Contexts of Exit in the Migration of Russian Speakers from the Baltic Countries to Ireland.’ Ethnicities 9(4):507-526.
 ‘Organizational Life and Political Incorporation of Two Asian Immigrant Groups: A Case Study.’ Ethnic and Racial Studies 32(9):1511-1533.
[Forthcoming] ‘Immigration, Gentrification, and Neighborhood Change in Astoria.’ In Immigrant Crossroads: Globalization, Incorporation, and Place-Making in Queens, NY, edited by Tarry Hum and Ron Hayduk.
 ‘Highly-Skilled but Unwelcome in Politics: Asian Indians and Chinese in a New Jersey Suburb.’ In Civic Hopes and Political Realities: Immigrants, Community Organizations, and Political Engagement, edited by S. Karthick Ramakrishnan and Irene Bloemraad. New York: Russell Sage Foundation Press.
 (with Katherine Newman) ‘Sticking Around: Delayed Departure from the Parental Nest in Western Europe and Japan.’ In The Price of Independence: The Economics of the Transition to Adulthood, edited by Sheldon Danziger and Cecilia Rouse. New York: Russell Sage Foundation Press.