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SPA Professor Robert Smith Wins Award for His Latest Book: Mexican New York: Transnational Lives of New Immigrants

New York, NY, June 5, 2006-Professor Rob Smith of the School of Public Affairs has won the 2006 Thomas & Zaniecki Award from the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association for his new book, Mexican New York: Transnational Lives of New Immigrants (University of California Press, 2005).

      The Thomas & Zaniecki Award is given annually for outstanding social science scholarship in the field of international migration to a book published within the last two years, placing Professor Smith in the top rank of scholars in his field.

      A recognized expert on Mexican-American immigration patterns and issues, Professor Smith has been a featured panelist on “Feet in Two Worlds: Immigrants in the Global City,” a radio documentary on New York’s ethnic communities that aired on National Public Radio affiliate WNYC last month. Smith was also interviewed by WNYC's Daniela Gerson last month in a story examining the hurdles facing Baruch graduates who are also illegal immigrants as they embark on their career paths.


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