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 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.

Research Projects

I have ongoing research projects that examine the link between concentrated poverty, segregation, and health, and patterns and trends in poverty, affluence, and socioeconomic 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)
  • 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. 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
  • Hall, Matthew, John Iceland, and Youngmin Yi. 2019. “Racial Separation at Home and Work: Segregation in Residential and Workplace Settings.”Population Research and Policy Review. DOI: 10.1007/s11113-019-09510-9

  • Iceland, John and Sarah Ludwig-Dehm. 2019. “Black-White Differences in Happiness, 1972-2014.” Social Science Research77: 16-29.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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