Areas of expertise: urban politics; urban policy; immigrant integration; political mobilization and empowerment of racial and ethnic groups; neighborhood change in the context of urban political economy.
Professor Mollenkopf directs the CUNY Graduate Center’s Center for Urban Research and coordinates its interdisciplinary program on public policy and urban studies. Among his eighteen books are Unsettled Americans: Metropolitan Context and Civic Leadership for Immigrant Integration (co-edited with Manuel Pastor), Bringing Outsiders In: Transatlantic Perspectives on Immigrant Political Incorporation (co-edited with J. Hochschild); and Inheriting the City: The Children of Immigrants Come of Age (with P. Kasinitz, M. Waters, and J. Holdaway), which won the Distinguished Book Award of the American Sociological Association, the Thomas and Znaniecki Award of the ASA Immigration Section, and the Mirra Komarovsky Award of the Eastern Sociological Society. His Place Matters: A Metropolitics for the 21st Century (with P. Dreier and T. Swanstrom) won the Michael Harrington Award of the American Political Science Association. A member of the editorial board of the Urban Affairs Review, Dr. Mollenkopf has been a policy consultant for many city agencies.