Guest Speakers: Robert Adelman, Watoii Rabii and Ayesegul Balta
Robert Adelman is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. An urban sociologist studying social stratification in the U.S., Adelman analyzes patterns, trends, and processes related to racial residential segregation and neighborhood inequality, immigration, internal migration, and labor force differences by race, ethnicity, and nativity. Adelman published Race, Space, and Exclusion: Segregation and Beyond in Metropolitan America (with Christopher Mele) in 2015 (Routledge). His research has appeared in American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Demography, and other journals. Adelman is a former book review editor of City & Community and he currently sits on the journal’s editorial board.
Watoii Rabii is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. His research interests include immigration, criminology, urban sociology, race, and social theory. He focuses on how people make sense of inequality and how it persists and changes over time. Specifically, he studies how the criminalization of groups contributes to the reproduction, perpetuation, and maintenance of inequality over time among Latinos, African Americans, and Muslims.
Aysegul Balta Ozgen is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. Her overall research program focuses on the intersection of international migration, integration, and policy-making. Her dissertation is currently titled: The Impact of Immigration Policies on Syrian Refugees’ Integration Experiences: A Comparative Analysis of Canada, Germany, Turkey, and the United States.