Department of Sociology
200 Hicks Way
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-9277
Ph.D. University of Michigan, 1985.
A.M. University of Michigan, 1979.
M.S.W. Simmons College, 1964.
A.B. Vassar College, 1962.
Assistant Professor to Professor, Department of Sociology
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 1985 - 2008
Director of Undergraduate Studies, 2004 - 2007
Research Associate, Center for Research on International Migration, University of California at Irvine, 2016-
Erasmus Mundus Scholar, University of Amsterdam, Fall 2012.
Visiting Research Scholar, Department of Sociology, University of California at Irvine. 2011- 2015.
Visiting Scholar, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. Spring 2010.
Visiting Faculty, CET Exchange Programs, Capital Normal University, Beijing, China, Fall 2008.
Professor Emerita, University of Massachusetts, 2008 -
Visiting Research Fellow, Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific, University of Sydney,
Visiting Scholar, Anhui Agricultural University, Hefei, China, Sept-Dec 2003, Feb-Mar 2007.
Visiting Research Scholar, Instituut voor Sociologisch-Economisch Onderzoek, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Fall 1999.
Chercheur Associé, Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, LASMAS-IdL, Paris, Fall 1998.
Simon Visiting Professor, University of Manchester (U.K.), Spring 1997.
Visiting Scholar, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge (U.K.), Summer 1995.
Research in Progress:
Emigration from and Return Migration to Taiwan (Fulbright 2010)
The West Indian Diaspora, book length manuscript under contract to Routledge.
West Indian Immigrants: A Black Success Story? New York: The Russell Sage Foundation, 2008; paperback,2011.
Child Rearing in Six Ethnic Families: The Multi-Cultural Dutch Experience. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen, 2006. M. Dekovic, T. Pels, S. Model, editors.
Articles and Book Chapters:
Why Are Asians Educationally Hyper-selected? The Case of Taiwan. Forthcoming in Ethnic and Racial Studies.
Falling Leaves Return to their Roots: Taiwanese-Americans Consider Return Migration, Population, Place and Space 22 (November 2016): 781-806.
The Effect of Race, Ethnicity and Nativity on the Earnings of Cape Verdeans in America, The Review of Black Political Economy 40 (December 2013): 425-48.
Cape Verdean Identity in a Land of Black and White (G. Fisher and S. Model). Ethnicities 12 (June 2012): 354-79.
The Secret of West Indian Success. Society 45 (November/December 2008): 544-48.
'Ethnic Minority Disadvantage in the Australian Labour Market' (C. Inglis and S. Model). Pp. 45 - 102 in A. Heath and S. Cheung (eds.) Unequal Chances: Ethnic Minorities in Western Labor Markets, Oxford University Press, 2007.
'The Socio-economic Attainment of Second Generation Americans at the Turn-of-the-Century' (S. Model and G. Fisher). Pp. 591-638 in A. Heath and S. Cheung (eds.) Unequal Chances: Ethnic Minorities in Western Labor Markets, Oxford University Press, 2007.
'Non-white Origins, Anglo Destinations: Immigrants in the US and Britain.' Pp. 363-92 in G. Loury, T. Modood and S.M. Teles (eds.) Ethnicity, Social Mobility and Public Policy in the US and UK. Cambridge University Press, 2005.
'The Cost of Not Being Christian: Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims in Britain and Canada.' (S. Model and L. Lin) International Migration Review 36 (Winter 2002): 1061-92.
Reprinted in Jeffrey Reitz (ed.), Host Societies and the Reception of Immigrants, La Jolla: University of San Diego Press, 2003: 181-214.
'Unions Between Blacks and Whites: England and the US Compared.' (S. Model and G. Fisher) Ethnic and Racial Studies 25 (September 2002): 728-54.
'Immigrants' Social Class in Three Global Cities.' Pp. 81-118 in Malcolm Cross and Robert Moore (eds.), Globalization and the New City. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2002.
'Black-White Unions: West Indians and African Americans Compared.' (S. Model and G. Fisher) Demography 38 (May 2001):177-85.
'Where New York's West Indians Work.' Pp. 52-80 in N. Foner (ed.) Islands in the City. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001.
'Ethnic Inequality in England: An Analysis Based on the 1991 Census.' Ethnic and Racial Studies 22 (November 1999): 966-990
'Black Caribbeans in Cross National Perspective.' (S. Model, G.Fisher and R. Silberman.) Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 25 (April 1999):183-208.
'Ethnic Economy and Industry in Mid-Twentieth Century Gotham. Social Problems 44 (November 1997):445-63.
'An Occupational Tale of Two Cities: Minorities in London and New York,' Demography 34 (November 1997):539-550.
'Context and Opportunity: Minorities in London and New York.' (S. Model and D. Ladipo) Social Forces 75 (December 1996): 485-510.
'West Indian Prosperity: Fact or Fiction?' Social Problems 42 (November 1995):501-19.
'The Ethnic Niche and the Structure of Opportunity: Immigrants and Minorities in New York City.' Pp. 161-193 in Michael Katz (ed.), The 'Underclass' Debate: Views from History (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993).
'Overtime and Undertime: An Analysis of Hours Worked.' (S. Model, G. Stiers, and E. Weber) Sociological Inquiry 62 (November 1992): 413-36.
'The Ethnic Economy: Cubans and Chinese Reconsidered' The Sociological Quarterly 33 (Spring 1992): 63-82.
'Caribbean Immigrants: A Black Success Story?' International Migration Review 25 (Summer 1991): 248-76.
'Work and Family: Blacks and Immigrants from South and East Europe.' Pp. 130-159 in V. Yans-McLaughlin (ed.) Immigration Reconsidered: History, Sociology, Politics. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.
'The Effects of Ethnicity in the Workplace on Blacks, Italians, and Jews in 1910 New York.' Journal of Urban History 16 (November 1989):29-51.
'Polarization and Progress: Income and Status Gains for Young Blacks in the Era of Affirmative Action.' (I.S. Son, S. Model, and G. Fisher) Sociological Forum 4 (September 1989):309-327.
'Mode of Job Entry and the Ethnic Composition of Firms: Early Twentieth Century Migrants to New York City.' Sociological Forum 3 (Winter 1988):110-127.
'Italian and Jewish Intergenerational Mobility: New York, 1910.' Social Science History 12 (Spring 1988):31-48.
'The Economic Progress of European and East Asian Americans.' Annual Review of Sociology 14 (1988):363-380. Reprinted in Norman Yetman (ed.) Majority and Minority The Dynamics of Race and Ethnicity in American Life. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1991, pp. 286-295.
'A Comparative Perspective on the Ethnic Enclave: Blacks, Italians, and Jews in New York City.' International Migration Review 19 (Spring 1985):64-81.
Reprinted in Wendell Tripp (ed.) Coming and Becoming: Pluralism in New York State. Cooperstown: New York State Historical Society, 1991, pp. 379-398.
Competitive Individualism and the Persistence of Minority Disadvantage. September 1984. University of Michigan CRSO Working Paper #321.
'Housework by Husbands: Determinants and Implications.' Journal of Family Issues 2 (June 1981):237-255.
Revised version in J. Aldous (ed.) Two Paychecks: Life in Dual Earner Families. Beverly Hills: Sage Publications, 1982, pp. 193-205.
Variance Within and Between Contexts of Migration, Forthcoming in F. Bean, R. Ueda & S. Brown (eds), The Encyclopedia of Migration. New York: Springer.
'West Indians and West Indian Americans, 1870-1940. Pp. 663-674 in E. Barkan (ed.) Immigrants in American History, Volume 2. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio Books, 2013.
'West Indians and West Indian Americans, 1940-present'. Pp. 1375-87 in E. Barkan (ed.) Immigrants in American History, Volume 3, Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio Books, 2013.
Forward to Premigration Legacies and Immigrant Social Mobility: The Afro-Surinamese and Indo-Surinamese in the Netherlands by Mies van Niekerk. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2002, pp. ix-xii.
Bibliographic entries on "Claude MacKay" (pp. 231-2), "Sidney Poitier" (pp. 287-8) and "Colin Powell" (pp. 290-1) in E. Barkan (ed.) Making It in America: A Sourcebook on Eminent Ethnic Americans. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio Books, 2001.
'A Cross-National Look at Chinese Immigrant Occupations.' Pp. 195-200 in A. Dale, E. Fieldhouse and C. Holdsworth (eds.), Analyzing Census Microdata. London: Edward Arnold Ltd, 2000.
Selected Presentations (since 2000):
Migrating Students and Their Legacy: Leaving Taiwan for America, 1950-87. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, April 2015.
Host Countries and the Immigrant Experience: Do Destinations Matter? Invited talk to the Population Association of Taiwan, April 2011.
Studying Immigrants Cross-Nationally: The West Indian Case, Invited talk to the Departments of Sociology at UC Irvine (March 3, 2009) and USC (March 24, 2009).
Penalized for Race but not for Ethnicity: The Earnings of Cape Verdean Immigrants, (S. Model and G. Fisher.) Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, August, 2008.
English-Speaking West Indians: The Test Case for Segmented Assimilation, Presentation at the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, New York, February 23, 2008.
The Declining Selectivity of West Indian Immigration: A Result in Search of a Reason, Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, August 14, 2007.
West Indian Immigrants: A Black Success Story? Invited presentation at the Myron Weiner Seminar Series on International Migration," MIT, November 28, 2006.
The Education and Employment of Europe's Ethnic Minority Youth: England, France and Holland Compared, Presentation at a plenary session of the annual meeting of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, May 31, 2006.
Ethnic Minority Youth in the Labor Markets of Europe, (S. Model and G. Fisher.) Paper presented at the annual meeting of RC 28, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, May 14, 2006.
The All-Black Society Hypothesis: Explanation or Illusion?' Paper presented at the annual meeting of RC 28, UCLA, August 21, 2005.
Chinese Immigrants in America and Australia: The Effects of Birthplace and Host Society on Labor Market Success. S. Model and C. Inglis. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, August 17, 2004.
Ethnic Economies and Women's Labor Force Participation: A Causal Linkage? Y. Liu and S. Model. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, August 16, 2004.
The Socio-economic Attainment of Second Generation Americans at the Turn-of-the-Century, (S. Model and G. Fisher), Paper presented at the annual meeting of RC 28, Oxford, England, April 12, 2002.
"The Cost of Not Being Christian: A British and Canadian Comparison." S. Model and L. Lin. Paper presented at the conference on Host Societies and the Reception of Immigrants, Harvard University, May 12, 2001.
Immigrant Incorporation in France, England and the Netherlands. (S. Model, E. Martens, J. Veenman and R. Silberman). Paper presented at the 50th annual meeting of RC 28, Libourne, France, May 13, 2000.
Non-white Origins, Anglo Destinations: Immigrants in the US and Britain. Paper presented at the conference on Ethnicity, Social Mobility and Public Policy in the US and the UK, Boston University, April 1, 2000.
Book Reviews Since 2000:
Review of Intelligence and How to Get It: Why Schools and Cultures Count by Richard E. Nisbett.Contemporary Sociology 39 (July 2010): 389-91.
Review of Jamaican Immigrants in the United States and Canada by Terry-Ann Jones. Journal of American Ethnic History 29 (Fall 2009):119-120.
Review of The Other Black Bostonians: West Indians in Boston 1900-1950 by Violet Showers Johnson. Journal of American Ethnic History 27 (Summer 2008):127-8.
'Immigrants in the Netherlands: A Review Essay', Contemporary Sociology 32 (May 2003):277-82.
Review of America Becoming: Racial Trends and Their Consequences (2 vols) edited by Neil Smelser, William J. Wilson and Faith Mitchell. Contemporary Sociology 31 (January 2002):7-9. (K. Brown and S. Model)
Review of The Income of Ethnic Minorities by Richard Berthoud. Ethnic and Racial Studies 23 (January 2000):159-160.
Published Educational Materials:
Teaching materials in S. Sernau (ed.) Social Stratification Courses: Syllabi and Instructional Materials. 3rd ed. Washington, D.C.: American Sociological Association, 1996:73-84. Reprinted in Social Stratification Courses, Syllabi and Instructional Materials 4th ed. American Sociological Association, 2000.
Teaching materials in C. Auster (ed.) Syllabi and Instructional Materials for Social Stratification. Washington, D.C.: American Sociological Association , 1988:153-165.
Teaching materials in M. Andersen and P. Collins (eds.) An Inclusive Curriculum: Race, Class, and Gender in Sociological Instruction. Washington, D.C.: American Sociological Association, 1987:41-45.
American Sociological Review
International Migration Review
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Editorial Board, Social Problems, 1996-2003
Editorial Board, Social Forces, 1997-2001
Editorial Board, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 1998-2011
Editorial Board, Contemporary Sociology, 2001-2005
Immigration History Society: Executive Board, 1995-1998
Member: Committee on Nominations of the American Sociological Association, 1997-98
American Sociological Association Task Force on Race, 2001-2002
Editor: Routledge Studies of Diasporic Peoples 2008 -