10 Facts About Alejandro Portes


Alejandro Portes was born on October 13,1944 and is a Cuban-American sociologist.

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Alejandro Portes is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and of the Board of Trustees and the Scientific Council at the IMDEA Social Sciences Institute.

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Alejandro Portes served as the president of the American Sociological Association in 1999.

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Alejandro Portes has done work on shack settlements in Latin America.

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Alejandro Portes's work is highly cited in the sub-fields of economic sociology, cultural sociology and race and ethnicity.

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Alejandro Portes received his MA in 1967 and PhD in 1970 in sociology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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Alejandro Portes has held the John Dewey Chair in Arts and Science at Johns Hopkins University and the Emilio Bacardi distinguished professorship at the University of Miami.

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Alejandro Portes has previously taught at the University of Texas at Austin and Duke University.

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In 2008, Alejandro Portes was awarded the NAS Award for Scientific Reviewing from the National Academy of Sciences.

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Alejandro Portes holds honorary degrees from The New School for Social Research, the University of Genoa and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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