David's work examines migration, race, ethnicity, law, and citizenship in an comparative and historical perspective. He has written primarily in 3 areas: 1. Dual nationality 2. Racial selection in the immigration and nationality policies in 22 countries of the Americas since 1790 3. Temporary migration since the early 19th century and up to current day 'guest' worker programs.
Political sociology, Race and Ethnicity, International Migration, Sociology of Law
SOCY 1001 - Introduction to Sociology
Fall 2020 / Spring 2022
Examines basic sociological ideas including social relations, social interaction, social structure, and social change. Examples are drawn from societies around the world.
SOCY 1021 - United States Race and Ethnic Relations
Examines how concepts of race and ethnicity have manifested historically and manifest currently in U.S. society. Covers foundational concepts such as prejudice, discrimination, and privilege. Also addresses the structural causes and consequences of race and ethnicity in various aspects of U.S. society, such as the housing market, the criminal justice system, and education.
SOCY 3161 - Global Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity
Explores various manifestations of race and ethnicity in different parts of the world. Includes in-depth coverage of various subtopics, such as racial and ethnic stratification, identity formation, social movements, politics, citizenship, and migration. Recommended prerequisite: SOCY 1021.
SOCY 5071 - Social Stratification
Studies theories of class, ethnic, sex, and age stratification. Examines social inequality in the United States and analyzes the resulting conflicts. Same as SOCY 4071.
SOCY 5181 - Logics of Qualitative Inquiry
Spring 2020 / Spring 2023
A required first-year seminar that introduces the logics of qualitative inquiry in sociology. Introduces the history of qualitative epistemology. Considers the logic of common qualitative methodologies and qualitative research representations. Engages with the logics of inquiry in classic and more recent well regarded qualitative sociological works.