Awards, Grants, and Patents


  • Princess of Asturias Award 2019
  • Distinguished Global Professor, New York University Abu Dhabi (2018).
  • Doctor in Sociology, honoris causa, Roskilde University (Denmark) (2014).
  • Niklas Luhmann Guest Professor, University of Bielefeld, (Germany) (2014).
  • James S. Coleman Fellow, American Academy of Political and Social Sciences. (2012).
  • Outstanding Academic Publication, (Social and Behavioral Sciences/Sociology). Choice magazine for Economic Sociology: A Systematic Inquiry (2011).
  • W.E.B. DuBois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award, American Sociological Association (2010).
  • National Academy of Sciences Annual Award for Scientific Reviewing, Social and Political Sciences (2008)
  • Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award for Legacies: The Story of the Immigrant Second Generation, American Sociological Association (2002).
  • William I. Thomas and Florian Znaniecki Distinguished Scholarship Award for Legacies, International Migration Section, American Sociological Association (2002).
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Creighton University (1999).
  • Distinguished Career Award, Section on International Migration, American Sociological Association (1998).