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Alex Stepick


Mailing Address:
Department of Sociology
P.O. Box 751
Portland, OR 97207-0751

Shipping Address:
Department of Sociology
1721 SW Broadway, #217
Portland, OR 97201

Phone: (503) 725-9843
Fax: (503) 725-3957

Office Location: Cramer Hall 217J



Interests: Social Inequalities, Immigration, Race and Ethnicity, Urban Studies, Mexico and Caribbean

Projects: My most recent book, Crossing the Water and Keeping the Faith, is a historical and ethnographic study of Haitian religion in immigrant communities, based on fieldwork in both Miami and Haiti. Where many studies of Haitian religion limit themselves to one faith, I and my co-author Terry Re explore Catholicism, Protestantism, and Vodou in conversation with one another, suggesting that despite the differences between these practices, the three faiths ultimately create a sense of unity, fulfillment, and self-worth in Haitian communities. With Carol Dutton Stepick I also recently wrote comprehensive review and revision of segmented assimilation theory. In general, my work focuses on the impacts of immigration on which I have written ten books and over 50 articles and book chapters.

Courses Taught:

SOC 410/510: Immigrants & America

SOC 423/523: Stratification

SOC 684: Social Inequality


Curriculum Vita