Sofya Aptekar is an Associate Professor of Urban Studies at the City University of New York School of Labor and Urban Studies. She is the author of The Road to Citizenship: What Naturalization Means for Immigrants and the United States. Sofya researches and writes about the immigration system, urban diversity, and workforce inequities. She is a proud union member and organizer.
At CUNY SLU, Sofya teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on urban studies and research methods. Prior to her current position, she worked as an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Core Faculty in Critical Ethnic and Community Studies program at UMass Boston. She has been a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Sage Foundation, a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, and a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Office of Population Research at Princeton University. Sofya has taught undergraduate courses at Rutgers University, Queens College, Brooklyn College, and Hunter College.
Sofya graduated magna cum laude from Yale University with a Bachelors degree in Sociology and a teaching certificate, and taught elementary school in Austin, Texas before starting graduate school at Princeton University.
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