Amy Foerster

Amy Foerster

Department Chairperson
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Sociology and Anthropology NY
Room 722
41 Park Row
| Office Hours: Wed 12:30pm-2:30pm


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


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


“Progress and Perfectability”: Urban Policy, Model Cities, and Community Control in the Shadow of Newark
Foerster, A. C. (2019). City & Community.


Criminalization and Crisis: Migrant Rights and Civil Society in an Age of Nationalism
Foerster, A. C. (2020). 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"
Foerster, A. C. (2019). 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
Foerster, A. C. (2019). 69th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. New York, NY .