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Amy Foerster

Associate Professor

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Sociology and Anthropology

Location
  • @New York City
    41 Park Row Room 722
Office Hours
New York City

Office Hours

Office Hours

I am on research leave in fall semester, 2021, and will be working at the Université de Liège/Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM) as the Fulbright Scholar to Belgium.

While I will be on leave August 15, 2021-January 15, 2022, I will answer all emails, although on a slight time delay due to the time difference from CET (+6 hours Eastern Time/US).

Education


BS, University of California Riverside

MA, Cornell University

PhD, Cornell University

Awards and Honors


Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States, Belgium, and Luxembourg, August 2021 - Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Belgium
Brussels Centre for Urban Studies, 2019 - 2019 Visiting Research Fellow
Michigan Institute for Social Research, June 2015 - Population Studies Center workshop participation
German Fulbright Commission, June 2011 - Fulbright German Studies Seminar
Pforzheimer Center for Faculty Development, May 2008 - Innovation in Teaching Award


Publications


“Progress and Perfectability”: Urban Policy, Model Cities, and Community Control in the Shadow of Newark
Foerster, A. C. (2019). City & Community. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/cico.12432?fbclid=IwAR35FTAfwuCdPEo1e5aiZXO03WvgfPn-l181Fx6CrOLvkhbDkPpjN4tg7XY

Solidarity or Sanctuary? A Global Strategy for Migrant Rights
Foerster, A. C. (2019, August). Humanity & Society. Vol 43 (Issue 1) , pages 19-42. http://doi.org/10.1177%2F0160597618817456

PRESENTATIONS


Foerster, A. C. (2020, August 11). 115th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. Criminalization and Crisis: Migrant Rights and Civil Society in an Age of Nationalism. American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA (but hosted virtually).

Foerster, A. C. (2019, October 31). 44th Annual Meeting of the Association for Humanist Sociology. "Pia Klemp, Scott Warren & Visites Domiciliaires: Migrant Rights Criminalization & the Rising Tide of Nationalist Mobilization". Association for Humanist Sociology, El Paso, TX.

Foerster, A. C. (2019, August 9). 69th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. "No Borders, No Nations," Stopping Deportation? Municipal Strategies and Activism in an Age of Deportation. New York, NY .

Foerster, A. C. (2019, June 29). Solidarity City München Konferenz. City-ID und Mobilität. Münchener Flüchtlingsrat, Munich, Germany.

Foerster, A. C. (2018, November 9). 43rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Humanist Sociology. Where is the Activism in Scholar Activism?. Detroit, Michigan.

Foerster, A. C. (2018, August 16). 19th annual Nordic Migration Conference. Solidarity cities in the struggle against nationalism: lessons from the EU and US. Nordic Migration Research Association, Norrköping, Sweden.

Foerster, A. C. (2018, August 10). 68th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Surveillance and Solidarity: Challenging Frontex, Eurosur, the US Border Patrol and ICE. Philadelphia, PA.

Foerster, A. C. (2017, November 1). 42nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Humanist Sociology. Cities of Refuge: sanctuary, solidary and 'municipal disobedience' in the Trump era. Association for Humanist Sociology, Havana, Cuba.

Foerster, A. C. (2017, August). 67th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Solidarity or Sanctuary? A Global Strategy for Migrant Rights,”. Society for the Study of Social Problems, Montreal, Canada.

RESEARCH INTEREST


Immigration, Race & Ethnicity, Organizations, Popular Culture

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