Associate Professor in Sociology
Office: Starbuck Center 201B
Telephone: (518) 580-5410
Amon Emeka joined the Skidmore College in the Fall of 2013 after having spent the previous several years on the faculty at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Washington in 2004. His dissertation “New Blacks, New Whites, and the New Day” traced patterns of intergenerational mobility and stagnation among immigrants from the Caribbean and Europe and their U.S. born children. Since then he has lead courses and sociological studies on a variety of topics relating to demography, immigrant adaptation, and racial inequality. His research and writings have been published scholarly journals such as International Migration Review, Social Science History, and Social Science Research and cited in popular media outlets including the New York Times. Professor Emeka teaches courses on Immigrant Adaptation, Racial Inequality, Demography, and Statistical Techniques for Social Scientists, and his latest research focusses on the experiences and achievements of African immigrants to the U.S. since 1965.