John D. Skrentny

Director of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, UC San Diego

Skrentny is Director of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies and Professor of Sociology at the University of California-San Diego. He has written widely on law and politics as they relate to inequality and immigration. His writings include _The Minority Rights Revolution_ (Harvard University Press), and have appeared in scholarly journals as well as other media in the U.S. and abroad, including CNN.com and _Le Monde Diplomatique_. His most recent awards include fellowships and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Center for Global Partnership of the Japan Foundation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. His research currently focuses on three main projects: an analysis of the impact of immigration on discrimination law in the U.S.; a comparative analysis of immigration law and policy in North America, Europe and East Asia; and an analysis of the dynamics of demand for scientists, engineers and technical workers in advanced economies.