ROY S. BRYCE-LAPORTE


RLaporte * Department of Sociology and Anthropology * 408 Alumni * 228-7083


Roy S. Bryce-Laporte

Roy S. Bryce-Laporte is the John D. and Catherine T. McArthur Professor of Sociology and former Director of the Africana and Latin American Studies Program. He has taught in the Social Sciences at several colleges and universities in the United States and has served as Director of the Yale University Afro-American Studies Program, the Smithsonian Institution's Research Institute on Immigration and Ethnic Studies, and the Center for Immigration and Population Studies of the College of Staten Island, City University of New York. He has served as a consultant to the Organization of American States and made several testimonies before the U.S. Congress and other national and international agencies in the District area.

Born in Panama of West Indian ancestry, he has edited many volumes and authored, in English and Spanish, several publications on black and Caribbean immigrations to the United States and Central America. Dr. Bryce-Laporte served as the guest curator of "Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor...?", an exhibition on black voluntary immigration to the United States, which was first shown at the Schomburg Center for the Study of Black Culture, New York Public Library, in observance of the centennial of the Statue of Liberty.

Dr. Bryce-Laporte, recipient of many public honors and academic fellowships, obtained his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California at Los Angeles, studied for the Masters in Studies of Law at Yale Law School and did earlier studies at the University of Puerto Rico, University of Nebraska, University of Panama, and the Panama Canal College. He teaches a variety of courses in the Africana and Latin American Studies Program. Among them are: SOAN 318, International Migration, U.S. Immigration and Immigrants; SOAN 321, Black Communities in Contemporary America; SOAN 323, Total Institutions: the World of the Confined; CORE 161, The Black Diaspora; and ALST 490, Senior Seminar.

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