Douglas T. Gurak

Douglas T. Gurak is professor emeritus of Development Sociology at Cornell University. Prior to joining Cornell, he spent 15 years researching and teaching in New York City at the Center for Policy Research and Fordham University’s Hispanic Research Center and Department of Sociology and Anthropology. He received a master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. At Cornell, Dr. Gurak served as the director of the Population and Development Program, the Polson Institute for Global Development, and the Graduate Field of Development Sociology. Since 2010, he has been a team member of the Institute for the Social Sciences’ interdisciplinary theme project, “Immigration: Settlement, Integration, and Membership.” Dr. Gurak’s research focuses on the process of human migration, and he is currently involved in the investigation of processes shaping the internal migration of foreign-born persons in the United States to non-traditional immigration destinations. This research has been supported by the Russell Sage Foundation and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and involves working with confidential census data at the New York Census Research Data Center at Cornell and Baruch College. Dr. Gurak served as editor for the International Migration Review  from November 2014 to October 2017.