Tuesdays: 2:40-4:00 pm
(Or by appointment)
Spring 2015 Class Schedule
- SO 301 Marriage and Family (D) - 11:20-12:50 - T/R
- SO 303 Race & Ethnic Relations - 2:40-4:10 pm - M/W
- SW292 Introduction to Social Policy - 6:00-9:00 pm - R
B.A., M.A., University of Vienna; Ph.D., The Graduate Center, The City University of New York
My research focuses on the intersection of immigration, gender, and race, specifically how immigration and refugee resettlement policies affect refugee and immigrant families in U.S. cities, and how migrants assert their agency to respond to imposed racial and gender hierarchies. My other research interests include urban inequality, family relations, applied sociology, and social policy. I am currently working on a book manuscript about the Liberian refugee and immigrant community in Staten Island’s North Shore, home to one of the largest Liberian populations in the United States.
My research interests are informed by my work with refugee and immigrant families. I am the co-founder and an honorary board member of Culture Connect, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides services for refugees and immigrants in the Atlanta, GA area. I am also the vice chair of Napela, Inc., a non-profit organization that offers support to African families in Staten Island’s North Shore.
Family; Gender; Immigration and Migration; Race and Ethnicity; Social Stratification; Social Fieldwork; Applied Sociology; Social Policy
- Ludwig, Bernadette. 2013. “Liberians: Struggles for Refugee Families.” In Nancy Foner (ed.) One Out of Three: Immigrant New York in the Twenty-First Century. New York: Columbia University Press.
- Ludwig, Bernadette. 2013. “’Wiping the Refugee Dust from My Feet.’ Advantages and Burdens of Refugee Status and the Refugee Label.” International Migration. DOI: 10.1111/imig.12111
- Ludwig, Bernadette. 2012. “The Role of Culture in Mentoring.” Forced Migration Review." 40: 32.