Douglas S. Massey
Spouse(s)Susan Fiske
Academic background
Alma materWestern Washington University (B.A. 1974)
ThesisResidential Segregation of Spanish Americans in United States Urbanized Areas (1978)
Academic work
InstitutionsWoodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University
Main interestsSociology, immigration, residential segregation

Douglas Steven Massey (born 1952 in Olympia, Washington, United States) is an American sociologist. Massey is currently a professor of Sociology at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and is an adjunct professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. Massey specializes in the sociology of immigration, and has written on the effect of residential segregation on the black underclass in the United States.


He received his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Psychology, and Spanish, from Western Washington University in 1974, and in 1977 he received a Master of Arts in Sociology from Princeton University. Massey continued at Princeton University and received his PhD in 1978. He was a Guggenheim fellow in 1990–1991. He is married to psychologist Susan Fiske.

Douglas S. Massey is the founder and co-director of the Mexican Migration Project[1] and the Latin American Migration Project,[2] with his long-time collaborator Jorge Durand. He is Board Member of the Institut für interdisziplinäre Konflikt- und Gewaltforschung (Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence) at Bielefeld University and a past editor of the International Journal of Conflict and Violence.

Massey was president of the Population Association of America in 1996. He served as the 92nd president of the American Sociological Association, 2000–2001,[3] and has won several awards for his books.[citation needed] From 2006 to 2015, he was the president of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.[4] In 2008, he received a special recognition from the World Cultural Council.[5]

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