Sofya Aptekar is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Core Faculty in the Critical Ethnic and Community Studies Program (formerly Transnational, Cultural, and Community Studies) at the University of Massachusetts Boston. 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 UMass Boston, Sofya teaches undergraduate and graduate courses. Prior to her current position, she worked as 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. She has taught undergraduate courses at Rutgers University, Queens College, Brooklyn College, and Hunter College.
During the 2019-2020 academic year, Sofya is a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Sage Foundation.
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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