Amy Foerster

Amy Foerster

Professor
Department Chairperson
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Sociology and Anthropology
NYC
Room 722
41 Park Row
| Office Hours: Mon 1:30pm-2:30pm,Tue 3:00pm-5:00pm,Wed 12:30pm-2:30pm

Biography

Awards and Honors

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

Education

BS, University of California Riverside

MA, Cornell University

PhD, Cornell University

Research and Creative Works

Research Interest

Immigration, Race & Ethnicity, Organizations, Popular Culture

Courses Taught

Past Courses

AMS 202: Intro to American Studies - LC
INT 198: Art Worlds New York City
INT 297: Work
SOC 102: Introduction to Sociology
SOC 111: Urban Sociology
SOC 111: Urban Sociology - LC
SOC 112: Race and Ethnicity in Cities
SOC 113: Dynamics of Change- What Next?
SOC 209: Ethnic & Racial Minorities
SOC 209: Race and Ethnicity
SOC 220: Social Class
SOC 224: Social Class
SOC 227: Brder Crssng: Immgrtn & Scty
SOC 240: Work and Leisure
SOC 296: Art as Power, Prvlge & Persusn
SOC 296: Pop Culture and Social Change
SOC 296: Utopian Thght & Prctc in US
SOC 297: Tpc: Cities for Social Justice
SOC 301: Popular Culture & Social Chng
SOC 380: Social Research Methods
SOC 390: Internship in Sociology
SOC 395: Independent Study in Sociology
WS 266: Gender, Race and Class

Publications and Presentations

Publications

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

Solidarity or Sanctuary? A Global Strategy for Migrant Rights
(2019, February). Humanity & Society. Vol 43 (Issue 1) , pages 19-42. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0160597618817456

Gendered notions of nation: Integration and the “failure” of inclusive citizenship
(2015, February). Ethnicities. Vol 15 (Issue 1) , pages 53-71.

Review of Race in the 21st Century: Ethnographic Approaches
(2012, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Vol Teaching Sociology (Issue 40 (2)) , pages 179-180. https://tso.sagepub.com/content/40/2/179.extract

Contested Bodies: Sex Trafficking NGOs and Transnational Politics
(2009, May). International Feminist Journal of Politics. Vol 11 (Issue 2) , pages 151-173. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14616740902789500#.VLggx8mSwr0

Presentations

Criminalization and Crisis: Migrant Rights and Civil Society in an Age of Nationalism
(2020, August 11). 115th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. American Sociological Association,

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

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

City-ID und Mobilität
(2019, June 29). Solidarity City München Konferenz. Münchener Flüchtlingsrat,

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

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

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

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

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

Extranational Spaces and the Disruption of National Boundaries
(2016, August 23). 111th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. Seattle, WA.

'Progress and Perfectability': Model Cities and the Struggle for Solidarity in East Orange, New Jersey
(2015, August). 110th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. American Sociological Association,

Reifying the Active Audience? Radio, Reception and Resistance
(2014, August). 109th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. American Sociological Association,

Gendered Notions of Nation: the Promise and Peril of Multicultural Womanhood
(2012, October 5). 36th Annual Meeting of the German Studies Association. Milwaukee, WI.