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Dr. Stephen Ruszczyk received a PhD from the City University of New York. He has three ongoing research projects. The first, which uses longitudinal ethnography, is a comparison of undocumented youths coming of age in Paris and New York and their local contexts of immigrant "illegality." This project was supported by the “Settling into Motion” Bucerius Ph.D. Scholarships in Migration Studies and the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies of the City University of New York. Publications on this theme have appeared in Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, American Behavioral Scientist, Law & Society Review, Comparative Migration Studies, Metropolitics, Sociological Forum, and Migration Studies.

The second, multi-method project compares the impact of organizations on the social lives of Dominican residents in Upper Manhattan and the West Bronx. This project has received support from Montclair State University. A third project uses PAR methods to examine the process of participatory budgeting in Upper Manhattan City Council districts and public housing projects. 

Research interests

Immigration, Undocumented Immigrants, Urban Sociology, Organizations, Education.
 

Scholarly Interests

undocumented youth, immigration, citizenship, Latinxs, urban sociology, organizations, education, qualitative methods

Teaching

General courses including Social Problems and Foundations and topical courses including Urban Sociology, Latinas and Latinos in the U.S., Immigration, Urban Social Policy, and Community Development and Housing.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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