External Research Fellow
Jeffrey G. Reitz is the R.F. Harney Professor and Director of the Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies Program at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, and Professor and former Chair in the University’s Department of Sociology. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from Columbia University in 1972.
Professor Reitz has published extensively on immigration and inter-group relations, the employment success of immigrants and the children of immigrants, and the social and cultural integration of immigrants in society. His work emphasizes the case of Canada in comparative perspective, and he also has written on policies for immigration, immigrant employment, and multiculturalism.
His most recent book is Multiculturalism and Social Cohesion: Potentials and Challenges of Diversity (Springer 2009); he is also author or co-author of seven previous books and six edited volumes. Recent journal articles include “Race, Religion, and the Social Integration of Canada’s New Immigrant Minorities,” (International Migration Review 2009), and “Comparisons of the Success of Racial Minority Immigrant Offspring in the United States, Canada and Australia” (Social Science Research 2011), “The Distinctiveness of Canadian Immigration Experience” (Patterns of Prejudice 2012), and “Immigrant Skill Utilization: Trends and Policy Issues” (Journal of International Migration and Integration 2013). His work has also appeared in a number of edited collections, most recently The Next Generation: Immigrant Youth in a Comparative Perspective (edited by Richard Alba and Mary Waters, New York University Press 2011), The Changing Face of World Cities: Young Adult Children of Immigrants in Europe and the United States (edited by Maurice Crul and John Mollenkopf, Russell Sage 2012), and Managing Immigration and Diversity in Canada: A Transatlantic Dialogue in the New Age of Migration (edited by Dan Rodriguez-Garcia, McGill-Queens University Press 2012). He also publishes in immigration policy forums and popular publications such as "Selecting immigrants for the short term: Is it smart in the long run?" (Institute for Research on Public Policy, Montreal 2010) and "Taxi Driver Syndrome: Behind-the-scenes immigration changes are creating new problems on top of old ones," Literary Review of Canada (2011).
Professor Reitz is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (since 2001), and a recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Canadian Sociology Award of the Canadian Sociology Association (2005). His book Warmth of the Welcome: The Social Causes of Economic Success for Immigrants in Different Nations and Cities (Westview 1998) received honourable mention in the Thomas and Znaniecki Awards of the American Sociological Association, recognizing “outstanding social science scholarship in the field of international migration.” Professor Reitz was appointed William Lyon Mackenzie King Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies at Harvard University (2000-2001), and has been visiting scholar or visiting professor at several universities in the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Australia, and Japan. During 2012-2014 he is Marie Curie International Fellow at l’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris.
Jeffrey Reitz joined CReAM as an external fellow in June 2013.