John Iceland

John Iceland

Distinguished 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 are in demography, social inequality, immigration, 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 have served as Co-Editor of the journal Demography and as elected Vice President of the Population Association of America.

Research Projects

I have ongoing research projects that examine the link between concentrated poverty and affluence and health, as well as others that investigate patterns and trends in racial and economic inequality in the United States. 

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)
  • 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. 2019. “Racial and Ethnic Inequality in Poverty and Affluence, 1959-2015.”Population Research and Policy Review. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11113-019-09512-7
  • 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.
  • Iceland, John. 2014. A Portrait of America. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
  • Iceland, John. 2013. Poverty in America (3rd Edition). Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
  • Iceland, John. 2009. Where We Live Now: Immigration and Race in the United States. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Research Interests:

demography, social inequality, immigration, and urban 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