The Latina/o Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association (ASA) has awarded RSF visiting scholar Rubén G. Rumbaut (University of California, Irvine) the 2017 Julián Samora Distinguished Career Award. The award recognizes “an outstanding individual who has contributed to the field of Latina/o Sociology with not only scholarly publications, but also teaching and mentoring.”
Rumbaut is a leading scholar on immigration and the co-author or co-editor of several RSF books including Legacies: The Story of the Immigrant Second Generation (2001), Ethnicities: Children of Immigrants in America (2001), and Immigration Research for a New Century (2003). During his time in residence at RSF, he and Cynthia Feliciano (University of California, Irvine) are studying the socioeconomic, cultural, and political incorporation of the immigrant second generation, and how they completed their adult transitions during and after the Great Recession.
The ASA Latina/o Section will present the Samora award to Rumbaut at its annual meeting in August.