John Mollenkopf and Manuel Pastor are the editors of Unsettled Americans: Metropolitan Context and Civic Leadership for Immigrant Integration
(Cornell University Press, 2016). Mollenkopf
is Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology and Director of the Center for Urban Research at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Pastor
is Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity, Director, USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity, and Director, USC Center for the Immigrant Integration at the University of Southern California.
Much research on immigrant integration has focused on urban settings. In Unsettled Americans,
Mollenkopf and Pastor offer a novel collection of comparative studies of immigrant incorporation at the metropolitan level. The book focuses on the reception of immigrants in seven different metro areas, including New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, as well as Charlotte, Phoenix, San Jose, and California's "Inland Empire." The chapter authors also link their findings to new research on regional governance and on spatial variations within metropolitan areas.