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Alejandro Portes

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Alejandro Portes

Alejandro Portes
Professor of Sociology and Law
Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1970
M.A. in Arts, Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1967
B.A., Summa cum laude, Creighton University 1965
Catholic University of Argentina, Buenos Aires, 1963
University of Havana, 1960

Telephone: 305-284-3215   |   Office: G267
E-mail: aportes@law.miami.edu   |   Publications


(with Adrienne Celaya). “Modernization for Emigration: Determinants and Consequences of the Brain Drain”. DAEDALUS 142 (Summer, 2013): 14.

(with Jessica Yiu). “Entrepreneurship, Transnationalism, and Development”. JOURNAL OF MIGRATION STUDIES 1: 75-95 (2013).

(with Erik Vickstrom, William Haller, and Rosa Aparicio). “Dreaming in Spain: Parental Determinants of Immigrant Children’s Ambition”. ETHNIC AND RACIAL STUDIES. 36 (2013): 557-589.

(with Patricia Fernandez-Kelly). HEALTHCARE AND IMMIGRATION: UNDERSTANDING THE CONNECTIONS. New York and London: Routledge: 2013.

(with Cesar Rodriguez). LAS INSTITUCIONES EN COLOMBIA: UN ANALISIS SOCIOLOGICO, Bogota, University of the Andes Press: 2012.

2012 (with Min Zhou). “Transnationalism and Development: Mexican and Chinese Immigrant Organizations in the United States”. POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT REVIEW 38 (2012): 191-220.

(with Lorenzo Cachon). SOCIOLOGIA ECONOMICA DE LAS MIGRACIONES INTERNACIONALES, Barcelona: Anthropos Editores: 2012.

(with Patricia Fernandez-Kelly). HEALTHCARE AND IMMIGRATION: UNDERSTANDING THE CONNECTIONS. Oxford, U.K.: Routledge: 2012.

(with Lori D. Smith). INSTITUTIONS COUNT: THEIR ROLE AND SIGNIFICANCE IN LATIN AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT. Berkeley, CA.: University of California Press: 2012.

“Tensions That Make a Difference: Institutions, Interests, and the Immigrant Drive” SOCIOLOGICAL FORUM 27 (2012): 563-578

(with Adrienne Celaya, Erik Vickstrom and Rosa Aparicio). “Who Are We? Parental Influences on Self-identities and Self-esteem of Second Generation Youths in Spain”. INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF SOCIOLOGY 70 (2012): 9-37.

(with Patricia Fernandez-Kelly and Donald Light). “Life on the Edge: Immigrants Confront the American Health System”. ETHNIC AND RACIAL STUDIES 35 (2012): 3-22

“America and its Immigrants: A Game of Mirrors”. PROCEEDINGS OF THE AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY 155 (2011): 418-432.

(with Min Zhou). “Transnationalism and Homeland Development: A Comparative Analysis of Mexican and Chinese Immigrant Organizations in the U.S.”. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHINESE DIASPORA STUDIES (2011): 1-29.

(with Erik Vickstrom). “Diversity, Social Capital, and Cohesion”. ANNUAL REVIEW OF SOCIOLOGY 37 (2011): 461-479.

(with William Haller and Scott Lynch). “Dreams Fulfilled, Dreams Shattered: Determinants of Segmented Assimilation in the Second Generation”. SOCIAL FORCES 89 (2011): 733-762.

(with William Haller and Scott Lynch). “On the Dangers of Rosy Lenses”. SOCIAL FORCES 89 (2011):775-781.

“Transnationalism, Migration, and Development”. INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING REVIEW 33 (2011): 501-507.

(with Alejandro Rivas). “The Adaptation of Migrant Children”. THE FUTURE OF CHILDREN 21 (2011): 219-246.

(with Erik Vickstrom and Rosa Aparicio) “Coming of Age in Spain: Self –identification, Beliefs, and Self-esteem of the Second Generation”. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY 62 (2011): 387-417.