Youth, Jobs, and the Future
Problems and Prospects
Edited by Lynn S. Chancer, Martín Sánchez-Jankowski, and Christine Trost
Lynn S. Chancer is Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and the Executive Officer of the Sociology Department at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is the author or co-editor of five volumes including Sadomasochism in Everyday Life (Rutgers University Press, 1992), Reconcilable Differences: Confronting Beauty, Pornography and the Future of Feminism (University of California Press, 1998), High-Profile Crimes: When Legal Cases Become Social Causes (University of Chicago Press, 2005), and (with Beverly Watkins), Gender, Race and Class: An Overview (Blackwell, 2005).
Martín Sánchez-Jankowski is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues at the University of California, Berkeley. His areas of research are sociology of poverty, social violence, ethnic and racial relations and youth. He is the author of five books and co-editor of two.
Christine Trost is Associate Director of the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues at the University of California at Berkeley. Trained as a political scientist (PhD Berkeley), she has written journal articles and edited volumes on topics related to political ethics, campaign practices, youth civic and political engagement, and the rise of the Tea Party.
Richard Alba is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is the author of Strangers No More: The Challenge of Integration in North America and Western Europe (with Nancy Foner,) and The Next Generation: Immigrant Youth in a Comparative Perspective (with Mary Waters), along with many other books and articles on immigration, race and ethnicity in comparative perspective.
Yasemin Besen-Cassino is a Professor of Sociology at Montclair State University and the Book Review Editor of Gender & Society. She received her Ph.D. from SUNY Stony Brook in 2005 and her research focuses on work, labor and gender.
Shawn D. Bushway is a Professor of Public Administration and Policy at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy with a courtesy appointment in the School of Criminal Justice. He is a member of New York State's Permanent Commission on Sentencing Reform, and his primary research interests involve criminal justice policy, the desistance process, and the effect of background check policies on employment for individuals with criminal history records.
Patrick J. Carr is Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Program in Criminal Justice at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. He is the author of Clean Streets: Controlling Crime, Maintaining Order and Building Community Activism and coauthor, with Maria Kefalas, of Hollowing Out the Middle: The Rural Brain Drain and What it Means for America. His current research focuses on why "college for all" fails many, and on witnesses in the criminal justice system.
Nancy Foner is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She has more than a dozen books on immigration to her credit, most recently, Strangers No More: Immigration and the Challenges of Integration in North America and Western Europe, written with Richard Alba.
Ari Grant-Sasson is a senior History major at Middlebury College graduating in 2018. He studies labor history with focus on the Industrial Revolution.
David J. Harding is Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Social Sciences Data Lab at University of California Berkeley. His research interests include incarceration and prisoner reentry, urban poverty, education, mixed methods, and causal inference. Harding is the author of Living the Drama: Community, Conflict and Culture among Inner-City Boys.
Michael Hout is a Professor of Sociology at NYU. He is known for research on social change in the United States and comparative studies of educational and occupational mobility.
Arne L. Kalleberg is a Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His most recent book is Precarious Lives: Job Insecurity and Well-Being in Rich Democracies. He is the editor of Social Forces: An International Sociological Journal.
Maria Kefalas is a Professor of Sociology at Saint Joseph's University. She writes about marriage and the family, youth and the transition to adulthood and rural and urban communities. Her essays have appeared in The Washington Post, Slate, The Root, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Robert Kuttner is co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect and Professor of Social Policy at Brandeis University's Heller School. He was a founder of the Economic Policy Institute and serves on its executive committee. He is author of ten books on politics and economics, most recently Debtors' Prison: The Politics of Austerity Versus Possibility. His new book, Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism? will be published in 2018.
Stanley S. Litow is Professor at both Columbia and Duke University and Innovator in Residence at Duke. He is the author of The Challenge for Business and Society: From Risk to Reward published by Wiley & Sons. He served as President of the IBM Foundation and Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Corporate Citizenship. Prior to his IBM tenure he served as Deputy Schools Chancellor for the City of New York, President of Interface, the Think Tank he founded, and as Executive Director of the Urban Corps in the Mayor's Office. He served on multiple Presidential and Gubernatorial Commissions, including the President's Welfare to Work Commission, and is a Trustee of the State University of New York where he chair's the Academic Affairs Committee.
Katherine Eva Maich is a postdoctoral scholar at the Center for Global Workers' Rights in the School of Labor and Employment Relations at The Pennsylvania State University. She received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2017, where she was a Berkeley Empirical Legal Studies Fellow. Her research uses ethnographic methods to explore labor informality and the reproduction of gender and racial inequality.
Jamie K. McCallum is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Middlebury College. His book, Global Unions, Local Power, won the best book award on labor from the American Sociological Association.
Jeffrey D. Morenoff is a Professor in the Department of Sociology, the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, and the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, and the Director of the Population Studies Center at U-M. His research straddles the fields of sociology, demography, and criminology, including work on the influence of the criminal justice system on the health and well-being of people with criminal records, the challenges people face upon returning from prison to the community, and how neighborhood environments and the process of neighborhood change influence the health and well-being of neighborhood residents.
Anh P. Nguyen is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on punishment, inequality, race, and health. His current project examines the determinants and consequences of solitary confinement.
Sarah Reibstein is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Sociology at Princeton University. She has conducted quantitative and qualitative research on the Alaska Permanent Fund dividend program, and is planning to study universal income policies more broadly in her dissertation work.
Andrew Stern is the President Emeritus of the Service Employees International Union and a Senior Fellow at the Economic Security Project.
Grace Suh is Director of Education and Corporate Citizenship at IBM. Prior to IBM Grace worked at the Children's Defense Fund and has worked on education and children's issues in both city and state government. She serves on a number of education committees and boards including the Cahn Fellows Program and Schools That Can.