Curriculum Vitae

Milton Vickerman


Associate Professor Milton Vickerman (Ph.D. 1992, New York University), joined the University of Virginia in 1994. His main areas of research are race, immigration, and processes of minority adaptation to American society.

Reflecting the latter, currently, Professor Vickerman is completing a manuscript in which he argues for the reincorporation of African Americans and black immigrants into the discourse on assimilation. This theoretical and empirical work draws from original research among blacks in the Washington, D.C. suburbs. Most recently, he has written on immigration and assimilation for the Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law. He has also written extensively on West Indian immigrants in a wide variety of publications. These include his book, Crosscurrents: West Indian Immigrants and Race (Oxford University Press, 1999) and chapters in The New Americans (Harvard University Press, 2006), Contemporary Ethnic Geographies in America (Rowman and Littlefield, 2006), The Changing Face of Home (Russell Sage Foundation, 2002), New Immigrants in New York (Columbia, 2001), Islands in the City (California, 2001), and Migration, Transnationalization and Race in A Changing New York (Temple 2001). Over the years, Mr. Vickerman has presented his research at, among other places, Columbia University, the City University of New York, Harvard University, Long Island University, the University of Michigan, and Williams College.

Selected Publications



University of Virginia Sociology Department
Randall 208
P.O. Box 400766
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Office Hours

Thursdays 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm
and by appointment

Phone | Fax

(434) 924-6531 | (434) 924-7028



Undergraduate Level

  • AAS 102 - Intro to African American & African Studies
  • SOC 2595 Immigration and Society
  • SOC 303 - Sociology Majors Seminar
  • SOC 3410 (341) - Race and Ethnic Relations
  • SOC 4420 (442) - Sociology of Inequality
  • SOC 4050 (450) - American Society
  • SOC 4750 - Racism
  • SOC 4870 (487) - Immigration

Graduate Level

  • SOC 787 - Immigration
  • SOC 8410 (841) - Race & Ethnicity