John Iceland

John Iceland

Professor of Sociology and Demography

1002 Oswald Tower
University Park , PA 16802
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Office Phone: (814) 867-2821

Curriculum Vitae

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Education:

  1. Ph.D., Brown University, 1997
  2. A.M., Brown University, 1994
  3. A.B., Brown University, 1992

Biography:

Research and Teaching Interests

My research and teaching interests lie in demography, social inequality, immigration and incorporation, and urban sociology. I have authored four books on these issues: Race and Ethnicity in America (2017) Portrait of America (2014), Poverty in America (3rd edition in 2013), and Where We Live Now: Immigration and Race in the United States (2009), all published by University of California Press. I am currently Co-Editor of the journal Demography and Vice President of the Population Association of America.

Research Projects

I have ongoing research projects that examine the link between concentrated poverty, segregation, and health, and the impact of growing income inequality on the health and well-being of Americans. My recent research has been supported by a grant from the Russell Sage Foundation.

Professional Awards and Achievements

  • Vice President-Elect and Vice President, Population Association of America (2017-2018)
  • Co-Editor, Demography (2016-2019)
  • Raymond Lombra Award for Distinction in the Social Sciences, College of the Liberal Arts, Penn State University (2018)
  • Chair-Elect and Chair, Population Section of the American Sociological Association (2015-2017)
  • Elected to the Sociological Research Association (2015)
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences Committee to review the Census Bureau’s redesign of the Survey of Income and Program Participation (2014-2016)
  • Council Member (Elected), American Sociological Association, Population Section (2011-2013) and Community and Urban Sociology Section (2013-2015)
  • Board of Directors (Elected), Population Association of America (2010-2012)
  • Grant Review Panels: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (Chair) and National Science Foundation
  • Grants: National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, U.S. Census Bureau, Russell Sage Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation
  • Member, National Academies Committee to review the Census Bureau Dynamics of Economic Well-Being Data Collection Program (2007-08)
  • Testimony, U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support, Hearing on Measuring Poverty in America (2007)

Selected Publications

  • Iceland, John. 2017. Race and Ethnicity in America. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
  • Do, D. Phuong, Reane Frank, and John. Iceland. 2017. “Black-White Metropolitan Segregation and Self-Rated Health:  Investigating the Role of Neighborhood Poverty.” Social Science & Medicine.

  • Do, D. Phuong, Reane Frank, and John. Iceland. Forthcoming. “Hispanic Segregation and Poor Health: It’s Not Just Black and White.” American Journal of Epidemiology

  • Iceland, John and Erik Hernandez. 2016. “Understanding Trends in Concentrated Poverty: 1980 to 2014.” Social Science Research 62: 75-95.

  • Light, Michael T. and John Iceland. 2016. “The Social Context of Racial Boundary Negotiations: Segregation, Hate Crime, and Hispanic Racial Identification in Metropolitan America.” Sociological Science 3. DOI 10.15195/v3.a4.

  • Iceland, John. 2014. A Portrait of America. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
  • Iceland, John, Daniel H. Weinberg, and Lauren A. Hughes. 2014. “The Residential Segregation of Detailed Hispanic and Asian Groups in the United States: 1980-2010.” Demographic Research 31, 20: 593-624.
  • Goyette, Kimberly A., John Iceland, and Elliot Weininger. 2014. “Moving for the Kids: Examining the Influence of Children on White Residential Segregation.” City and Community 13, 2:158-178.
  • Iceland, John. 2013. Poverty in America (3rd Edition). Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
  • Iceland, John and Gregory Sharp. 2013. “White Residential Segregation in U.S. Metropolitan Areas: Conceptual Issues, Patterns, and Trends from the U.S. Census, 1980 to 2010.” Population Research and Policy Review.
  • Sharp, Gregory and John Iceland. 2013. “The Residential Segregation Patterns of Whites by Socioeconomic Status, 2000-2011.” Social Science Research 42: 1046-1060.
  • Iceland, John, Gregory Sharp, and Jeffrey M. Timberlake. 2013. “Sun Belt Rising: Regional Population Change and the Decline in Black Residential Segregation, 1970-2009.” Demography 50, 1: 97-123.
  • Iceland, John, Pablo Mateos, and Gregory Sharp. 2011. “Ethnic Residential Segregation by Nativity in Great Britain and the United States.” Journal of Urban Affairs 33, 4: 409-429.
  • Park, Julie and John Iceland. 2011. “Residential Segregation in Metropolitan Established Immigrant Gateways and New Destinations, 1990-2000.” Social Science Research 40, 3: 811-821.
  • Iceland, John and Kyle Anne Nelson. 2010. “The Residential Segregation of Mixed-Nativity Married Couples.” Demography 47, 4: 869-893.
  • Marsh, Kris and John Iceland. 2010. “The Racial Residential Segregation of Black Single Individuals Living Alone.” City and Community 9, 3: 299-319.
  • Iceland, John, Kimberly A. Goyette, Kyle Anne Nelson, and Chaowen Chan. 2010. “Racial and Ethnic Residential Segregation and Household Structure: A Research Note.” Social Science Research 39,1: 39-47.
  • Heflin, Colleen M. and John Iceland. 2009. “Poverty, Material Hardship, and Depression.” Social Science Quarterly 90, 5: 1051-1071.
  • Iceland, John. 2009. Where We Live Now: Immigration and Race in the United States. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
  • Iceland, John and Kyle Anne Nelson. 2008. “Hispanic Segregation in Metropolitan America: Exploring the Multiple Forms of Spatial Assimilation.” American Sociological Review 73, 5: 741-765.
  • Iceland, John and Melissa Scopilliti. 2008. "Immigrant Residential Segregation in U.S. Metropolitan Areas, 1990-2000.” Demography 45, 1: 79-94.
  • Iceland, John and Kurt J. Bauman. 2007. “Income Poverty and Material Hardship.” The Journal of Socio-Economics 36, 3: 376-96.
  • Iceland, John and Rima Wilkes. 2006. “Does Socioeconomic Status Matter? Race, Class, and Residential Segregation.” Social Problems 52, 2: 248-273.
  • Iceland, John. 2005. “Measuring Poverty: Theoretical and Empirical Considerations.” Measurement 3, 4: 199-235.
  • Iceland, John, Cicely Sharpe, and Erika Steinmetz. 2005. “Class Differences in African American Residential Patterns in U.S. Metropolitan Areas: 1990-2000.” Social Science Research 34, 1: 252-266.
  • Iceland, John. 2004. “Beyond Black and White: Residential Segregation in Multiethnic America.” Social Science Research 33, 2: 248-271.
  • Wilkes, Rima and John Iceland. 2004. “Hypersegregation in the Twenty-First Century: An Update and Analysis.” Demography 41,1: 23-36.
  • Iceland, John. 2003. “Why Poverty Remains High: The Role of Income Growth, Economic Inequality, and Changes in Family Structure, 1949-1999.” Demography 40, 3: 499-519.
  • Iceland, John, Daniel H. Weinberg, and Erika Steinmetz. 2002. Racial and Ethnic Residential Segregation in the United States, 1980-2000.U.S. Census Bureau, Special Report Series, CENSR # 3.

Research Interests:

demography, social inequality, immigration and incorporation, and urban, community, and spatial sociology

Research Interests:

Demography:

Social demography, poverty, residential segregation, immigration

Urban, Community, and Spatial Sociology:

Racial/ ethic residential segregation, immigration and immigrant communities, poverty, social demography

Social Inequality:

Social demography, poverty, residential segregation, immigration

Immigration and Incorporation:

residential segregation and nativity