John Mollenkopf

Director, Center for Urban Research, CUNY Graduate School and University Center
Chapter Member: New York City SSN
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Mollenkopf's overarching thems are urban politics and policy, immigrant political incorporation, racial, ethnic, nativity, gender dimensions of political empowerment, urban political economy in comparative perspective.


"Place Matters Metropolitics for the Twenty-First Century " (with Peter Dreier and Todd Frederick Swanstrom) (University Press of Kansas, 2014).

Examines the major trends and problems shaping our cities and suburbs, explores a range of policy solutions to address them, and looks closely at the potential political coalitions needed to put the country's urban crises back on the national agenda. 

Unsettled Americans (edited with Manuel Pastor) (Cornell University Press, 2016).

Draws on case studies from old and new immigrant destinations to explore the dynamics of these interactions, drawing lessons about the conditions that contribute either to greater conflict and polarization or to cooperative inclusion of new groups.