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Alejandro Portes

Alejandro Portes (born October 13, 1944) is a prominent Cuban-American sociologist. He is a member of the National Academy of Science, the American Philosophical Society, and of the Board of Trustees and the Scientific Council at the IMDEA Social Sciences Institute. He also served as the president of the American Sociological Association in 1999. His academic studies have focused on immigration to the United States and factors affecting the fates of immigrants and their children. He has also done work on shack settlements in Latin America. His work is highly cited in the sub-fields of economic sociology, cultural sociology and race and ethnicity. Provided by Wikipedia