Department of Anthropology & Sociology
FAX: (305) 348-2241
August 1994 - Present
June 1993 - Present
September 1994 - August 1995
August 1991 - August 1994
March 1984 ‑ August 1994
September 1990 - June 1991
July - December 1987
August 1981 ‑ 1984
May ‑ September 1981
September 1980 ‑ August 1981
November 1979 ‑ August 1980
August 1975 ‑ August 1981
1974 ‑ 1975
1973 ‑ 1974
Professor of Anthropology and Sociology,
Director, Immigration & Ethnicity Institute, FIU.
Visiting Scholar, Russell Sage Foundation,
Director, Comparative Sociology Graduate Program, FIU.
Associate Professor of Anthropology & Sociology, FIU.
Visiting Fulbright Professor, Centro de Investigaciones de Antropología Social - Oaxaca, Mexico.
Visiting Associate Professor of Sociology,
Assistant Professor of Anthropology & Sociology, FIU.
Research Director, Alien Rights Law Project
and National Forum on Immigration and Refugees, Lawyers Committee for Civil
Rights Under Law,
NIMH Postdoctoral Fellow, Program in
Immigration and Ethnicity,
Congressional Fellow, American Anthropological Association,
Assistant Professor of Political Economy and
Lecturer, School of Social Sciences,
University of California at
Faculty Associate, School of Social Sciences, University of California at Irvine
Grants and Awards
Faiths: Transforming Religious Life in
2006 Colombian Studies Institute from Government
of Colombia with María Aysa
and Carol Dutton Stepick, for research on Colombian
2004-2005 The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, “Civic Engagement among Immigrant and Native Minority Youth,” Principal Investigator, $25,000.
2001-2004 Annie E. Casey Foundation, “Immigration Law and Reform,” Co-Principal Investigator, $50,000.
2001-2004 Annie E. Casey Foundation,
“Welfare Reform in
Human Health and Services,
2000-2001 Kellogg Foundation, “Needs Assessment of the Haitian Community,” Principal Investigator, $25,000.
2000-2003 Pew Charitable Trusts, “Religion, Immigrants and Civic Engagement,” Principal Investigator, $600,000.
2000-2004 Annie E. Casey Foundation, “Strengthening Immigrant Families and American Communities,” Principal Investigator, $40,000.
2000-2001 U.S. Census Bureau, “Civic Engagement and Generation X,” Co-Principal Investigator, $44,000.
1999-2000 Spencer Foundation, “Immigrant and Native Minority Adolescent Education,” Principal Investigator, $34, 905.
1998-2003 Manpower Development Research
Corporation, “Ethnographic Evaluation of Welfare Reform in
1996-1998 Carnegie Corporation, “Interaction among Immigrant and Native Minority Adolescents,” Principal Investigator,, $165,000.
1995 Anthony Leeds Award for Best Book in Urban Anthropology, awarded for City on the Edge.
1995 Robert E. Park Award for Best Book in Urban Sociology, awarded for City on the Edge.
1995-2000 National Science Foundation, “Producing Human Capital: Social and Cultural Capital in the Academic Orientation of Minority Adolescents.” Principal Investigator,. $369,000.
1995-1999 Andrew Mellon Foundation, “Academic Orientation Among Immigrant and Native Minority Adolescents,” Principal Investigator, $130,000.
1994-1995 City of
1992-1994 National Science Foundation,
"Immigrant Adjustment and Interethnic Relations in
1990-1991 Fulbright Fellowship,
1989 Excellence in Research Award,
1989-1991 U.S. Census Bureau,
"Alternative Enumeration of Haitians in
1988 Margaret Mead Award of the American Anthropological Association and the Society for Applied Anthropology for work on Haitian Refugees in the United States.
1988 Distinguished Service Award from the Miami Haitian Community, La Nuit des Trophées, September 1988.
1988-1990 U.S. Census Bureau,
"Ethnographic Research on the Reasons for a Possible Undercount of
1988-1990 Ford Foundation-Changing
Relations Board, "Newcomer and Established Residents: The Case of
1987-1989 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, "Adaptation of Cuban and Haitian Refugees," co-investigator. $15,000.
1984-1987 Ford Foundation,
"Immigration Policy and US Foreign Relations with
1984‑1985 Ford Foundation, "Economic
Adaptation and Integration among Haitians in
1983‑1986 National Science Foundation,
"The Adaptation Process of Cuban and Haitian Refugees in the
1982-1983 U.S. Catholic Conference,
"Adaptation of Haitians Released from
1982 Multilingual Multicultural Center, Mini‑Grant
1982-1983 Phelps Stokes Fund grant for
"Preliminary Study of Community and Economic Opportunities in Little
1980-1981 Ford Foundation, "Causes of
Haitian Migration‑August 1981 to the
1980‑1981 National Institute of Mental
Health Postdoctoral Fellowship, Program in Immigration and Ethnicity,
1979‑1980 American Anthropological Association, Congressional Fellow.
1974 Southwestern Anthropology Association, First Prize, Graduate Student Paper.
National Institute of Mental Health
Training Grant, Predoctoral Fellowship,
National Science Foundation Traineeship,
1971 National Science
Foundation Anthropology Field School Traineeship,
Publications and Papers
2008 Churches And
Charity In The
Faiths: Transforming Religious Life in
This Land Is Our Land: Power and
Interethnic Relations in
2002 La Cabeza de Jano: La Desigualdad Social en
1998 Pride Against
Prejudice: Haitians in the
1994 Newcomers in the Workplace. edited with Louise Lamphere and Guillermo Grenier. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.
1993 City on the Edge: The
Social Transformation of
1991 Social Inequality in
1986 Haitian Refugees in the United States, New York: Minority Rights Group, Revised, Second Edition. First Edition, 1982.
2006 'There Is More to Life than a Glass of Water': Immigration in
2002“Becoming American, Constructing Ethnicity: Immigrant Youth and Civic Engagement,” Applied Developmental Science, volume 6, Number 4: 246-257.
2001 “Social Welfare and Welfare Reform: Contemporary Issues Forum,” Guest Editor with Jo Anne Schneider and Rae Bridgman. American Anthropologist, Vol. 103, No. 3 (September): 705-795.
2000 “Voices from the Welfare Vortex: A Descriptive Profile of Urban, Low-Income African American Women on the Eve of Devolution.” Stan L. Bowie, Carol Dutton Stepick and Alex Stepick III. Race, Gender & Class in Social Work and Practice, vol. 7, no.:36-59.
1998 Diversity and Division: Ethnicity and the History of
1991 "The Haitian Informal Sector in Miami," City and Society, Vol 5, No. 1 (June): 10-22.
1990 "Miami, La Capital del Caribe," Oaxaca Población y Futuro. Vol 1, No. 4.
1990 "People in the Shadows: Survey Research among Haitians in
1989 "Shading Objective Reality: Public Presentation on Haitian Boat People" Human Organization, Spring 1989, Vol. 48, No.1: 91-94.
1986 "Flight into Despair: A Profile of Recent Haitian Refugees in South Florida," with Alejandro Portes. International Migration Review, Spring, Vol. 20, No. 2: 329-250.
1986 "Three Years Later: A Report of the Adaptation Process of
(Mariel) Cuban and Haitian Refugees in
1986 "Unwelcome Immigrants: The Labor Market Experiences of
1980 Cuban and Haitian Refugees in
1983 "New Perspectives on Immigrant Adaptation, Journal of Children in Contemporary Society, Vol. 15, No. -26.
1982 "Haitian Boat People: A Study in the Conflicting Forces Shaping U.S. Refugee Policy," Law and Contemporary Problems, Duke University Law Journal, Vol. 45, No. 2: 163-196.
1982 "Anthropology and Congress," Human Organization, Vol. 41, No. 4, Winter: 366-369.
1980 "Comparing Squatter Settlements and
Government Self‑Help Projects as Housing Solutions in
1979 "Housing and Government Intervention Among the Urban Poor," with A. Murphy. Ekistics, Vol. 46, No. 279, November‑December: 374-377.
1978 "Economic and Social Integration of Urban Peasants," with A. Murphy. Human Organization, Vol. 37, No. 4, Winter: 393-396.
1978 "Urbanization, Regional Development and Inequality in
1977 "Extending the Scope of Formal Analysis: A Technique for Integrating Analysis of Kinship Relations with Analyses of Other Dyadic Relations," with J. Lave and L. Sailer. American Ethnologist, Vol. 4, No. 2, May: 321-337.
2007 “Haitian Americans” with Lisa Konczal
in Mary C. Waters and Reed Ueda, editors, The
2004 “God is Apparently Not Dead: The Obvious, the Emergent and the
Unknown in Immigration and Religion,” in Immigrant
Faithers: Transforming Religious Life in America.
Edited by Karen I. Leonard with Alex Stepick, Manuel
A. Vasquez, and Jennifer Holdaway.
2003 “Becoming American: Immigration, Identity, Intergenerational Relations, and Academic Orientation” with Carol Dutton Stepick in American Arrivals: Anthropology Engages the New Immigration, edited by Nancy Foner. Santa Fe, New Mexico: School of American Research Press: 129-162.
2001 “Shifting Identities,” co-authored by Carol D. Stepick, Emmanuel Eugene, Deborah Teed, and Yves Labissiere in Ethnicities:
Children of Immigrants in Immigrant America, edited by Rubén Rumbaut and Alejandro Portes,
and Identity: Miami Cubans” with Carol Dutton Stepick
in Latinos: The
Research Agenda, editors Marcelo Suarez-Orozco and Carola
2001 “Ethnic Succession and Failed Restructuring: A Case Study of
an Apparel Plant in
2000 "Voices from the Welfare Vortex: A descriptive profile of
urban, low-income African American on the eve of devolution., with Stan L.
Bowie and Carol Dutton Stepick in Early Implications of Welfare Reform in the
1999 “A Year to Remember: The Riot and the Haitians,” in Race and Ethnic Relations in the
1998 “Diversity and Division: Ethnicity and the History of
1997 “A Repeat Performance? The Nicaraguan Exodus” in Challenging Fronteras: Structuring Latina and Lives in the U.S., eds. Mary Romero, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, and Vilma Ortiz. New York: Routledge: 135-153. Reprint of Chapter 7 of City on the Edge.
1997 “Brothers in Wood” in Challenging
1996 “Three Forms of Capital in Immigrant Adaptation” in Immigrants and Immigration Policy : Individual Skills, Family Ties, and Group Identities, eds. Hariet Orcutt Duleep and Phanindra Wunnava. Greenwich, Conn.: JAI Press: 133-146.
1994 "Brothers in Wood," with Guillermo Grenier, Steve Morris, and Debbie Draznin in Newcomers in the Workplace, eds. Louise Lamphere, Alex Stepick, and Guillermo Grenier. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.
1994 "Grounding the Saturn Plant," with Guillermo Grenier, and Aline LaBorwit in Newcomers in the Workplace, eds. Louise Lamphere, Alex Stepick, and Guillermo Grenier. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.
1994 "The View from the Back of the House," with Guillermo Grenier, Hafidh Hafidh, and Sue Chafee in Newcomers in the Workplace, eds. Louise Lamphere, Alex Stepick, and Guillermo Grenier. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.
1993 "Cubans in
1992 On Machines and Bureaucracy: Controlling Ethnic Interaction in
1992 "Unintended Consequences: Haitian Refugees and
Destabilizing Duvalier," in
1992 "Introduction," in
1992 "The Refugees Nobody Wants: Haitians in
1992 "Blacks in
1990 "Community Growth versus Simply Surviving: The Informal
Sectors of Cubans and Haitians in
1984 "Roots of Haitian Migration," in
Haitian Informal Sector in Miami," in The Urban Informal Sector: Recent Trends in Research and Theory. Conference Proceedings.
1980 "Somos Gente Humilde: Failed Urban Social Movement?" with M. Higgins. Serie de Conferencias, Numero 6, Centro Regional de Oaxaca, Mexico, Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia, Oaxaca, Mexico, Summer.
1979 "Cultural Interdependencies of Chronic Health Problems:
1978 "Values and Migration Decision‑Making" In Urbanization in the
1994 Comment on Verena Stolcke's "Talking Culture: New Boundaries, New Rhetorics of Exclusion in Europe," Current Anthropology, Vol 36, No. 1, February:14-16
1994 Comment on Josiah Mc C. Heyman's
"Putting Power in the Anthropology of Bureaucracy: The Immigration and
Naturalization Service at the
1992 "Miami: Los Cubanos Han Ganado!" NACLA: Report on the Americas. Vol. 26, no. 2, September:39-47.
Refugees in South Florida, 1983-1986," with Alejandro Portes. Dialogue no. 77, Occasional Papers Series, Latin
1984 "Haitians in the
1984 "Haitians Released from Krome: Their Prospects for Adaptation and Integration in South Florida," in Dialogue no. 24, Occasional Papers Series, Latin American and Caribbean Center, Florida International University, March.
Business Community of Little Haiti," in Dialogue no. 32, Occasional
Papers Series, Latin American and
1982 "Haitians in Miami: An Assessment of Their Background and Potential," in Dialogue no. 12, Occasional Papers Series, Latin American and Caribbean Center, Florida International University, December.
1982 "U.S. Refugee and Immigration Policy and Its Effect on South Florida," in Dialogue no. 6, Occasional Papers Series, Latin American and Caribbean Center, Florida International University, August.
1982 "U.S. Refugee Policy: An Instrument of the Continuing Cold War," Anthropology Resource Center Newsletter, Volume 6, number 2, June.
1982 "The New Haitian Exodus: The Flight from Terror and Poverty," Caribbean Review, Volume 11, number 1:14-17,55-57.
Released from Krome: Their Prospects for Adaptation and Integration in South
Florida (Dialogue #24)" with Tom Brott, Dan
Clapp, Donna C., Tehoe and Jockesta
Megi. LACC Occasional Paper series.
1981 Haitians in
Determinants of the Haitian Refugee Movement: Different Interpretations,"
Dialogue no. 4, Occasional Papers Series, Latin American and
1980 "Symbols and Myths Influence House in Aid to
1980 "What Can Anthropology Do for Congress?" Anthropology Newsletter, American Anthropological Association, Volume 21, number 7, October.
1980 "Immigration and Refugee Policy, Plank of the National Democratic Party Platform, approved and included without modification by the Democratic National Convention, New York, August.
1974 "Predicting Behavior from Values," with G. Hendrix. Southwestern Anthropology Association Newsletter, February: 10-40.
2006 Migrant Family Resiliency:Principles, Values and Practice. Final Progress Report to The Annie E. Casey Foundation with Carol Dutton Stepick and Alex Stepick IV
2006 Propuesta Metodológica para el estudio de la migración colombiana, Report for Colombian Studies Institute, FIU to conference in Baranquilla, Colombia. February 2006.
2003 “Syphilis and Men Who Have Sex with Men,
2003 “Welfare Reform in
1995 “Cultural Anthropology and Human Capital: Anthropology’s role in the NSF Initiative on Human Capital,” Report from National Science Foundation Workshop on the Human Capital Initiative, June 27-28.
1994 "A Preliminary Needs Assessment of Haitians in
1992 "Alternative Enumeration of Haitians
1991 "Changing Relations Between Newcomers and Established
Residents: The Case of
1990 "What's in it for me? What's in it for you? Ethnographic Research on the Possible
Undercount of Haitians in
1982 "Immigration and Refugee Policy and
Legislation," Final Star Grant Report to Health and Rehabilitative
Services, State of
1982 "Root Causes of Haitian Migration," Immigration
Reform, Committee of the Judiciary, House of Representatives,
1982 "Reforming Asylum Hearings," Immigration Reform,
Committee of the Judiciary, House of Representatives,
1990 The Rainy Season:
1990 Becoming Black American: Haitians and American Institutions in
1986 Fieldwork: The Human Experience edited by Robert Lawless, Vinson H. Sutlive, Jr. and Mario d. Zamora. Reviewed in South Eastern Latin Americanist: 28.
1985 Le Commerce du Cafe en
1985 American Odyssey: Haitians in
1983 The People of Buena Ventura by Douglas Butterworth. Reviewed in Nieuwe West‑Indische Gids, Volume 57, number 1/2:87-88.
1982 Industrial Development and Migrant Labor in
Books in Progress
Immigrant and Native Minority
Family Development, Neighborhood Transformation, and Welfare Reform in
Haitian Religion in
Over 100 papers presented at numerous professional meetings, including the American Anthropological Association, Society for Applied Anthropology, Latin American Studies Association, American Ethnological Society, International Studies Association, invited papers to special conferences sponsored by Center for American Studies, Havana, Cuba; Museum of Anthropology, Oaxaca, Mexico, U.S. Census Bureau, and numerous U.S. and foreign universities.
Referee of Journal Articles and Research Proposals
Latin American Research Review
International Migration Review
National Science Foundation, Anthropology Division
National Science Foundation, Law and Society Division
National Cancer Institute, Special Review Panel on Acquired‑Immune Deficiency Syndrome
Research Methods, Urban
Anthropology, Race & Ethnicity, Refugees & Immigrants, Anthropology of
Multi-ethnic and cultural sensitivity training for Dade County Schools, Broward County Schools, Community Relations Service of the U.S. Department of Justice, Dade County Bar Association, Miami Urban Ministries, Lutheran Refugee Program
Speeches on ethnic relations and immigration to over thirty organizations in the greater Miami area, including Aspen Institute, Board of Directors of the Ford Foundation, Kellogg Foundation, National Coalition of Christians and Jews, Kiwanis Club, Democratic Club of North Dade, editors and journalists, and community organizations
1985-present Miami's inter-ethnic relations, religion, ongoing fieldwork with African Americans, Cubans, Nicaraguans, Haitians, Jamaicans, Mexicans and white Americans.
1981‑present Haitian migration, ongoing fieldwork in
Service (partial list)
Member, Advisory Board, Little
Expert Witness in over 200 Haitian asylum hearings, 1981‑present.
Member Board of Directors, Haitian Community Association of Dade County, 1982-1991.
Advisor and grantwriter for the Haitian Task Force, 1981-1988.
Consultant (unpaid) to Greater Miami United, 1981-1990.
Program Chair, Southeastern Regional Conference on Immigration and Refugees, co‑sponsored by Catholic Services Bureau, Archdiocese of Miami; National Forum on Immigration, Citizenship, and Refugees; and, Latin American and Caribbean Center, FIU, November 1983.
Testimony to the
Frequently interviewed and
quoted in media stories on Haitian refugees or
Featured in a nationally broadcast television (The Discovery Channel) special on Haitian Refugees.
Work used and quoted by the British House of Commons, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees.
Member, American Anthropological Association Task Force on Public Policy, 1996-99.
Advisor, Forum on Adolescence, National Research Council, 1998-1999.
Member, National Research Council, Committee on Immigration, Children and Health, 1996-1998.
Member, National Science Foundation, Cultural Anthropology Program Review Committee, 1996-1999.
Chair and Convener, National Science Foundation Conference on the Human Capital Initiative, June 1995.
Chair, Special Task Force on
Member Program Committee, Society for Applied Anthropology, 1988.
Councilor, Society for Latin American Anthropology, American Anthropological Association 1985-1987.
Program Committee Chair, Society for Latin American Anthropology, American Anthropology Association, 1987.
Member Program Committee, American Anthropology Association, 1987.
Resolutions Committee, American Anthropological Association meetings,
Resolutions Committee, American Anthropological Association meetings,
Member, Academic Senate, FIU 2006-07.
Director, Immigration & Ethnicity Institute
Director, Comparative Sociology Graduate Program, 1991-1994
Chair, Mexico Working Group, 1992-1994
Research Committee of the Accreditation Study, FIU, 1988-1990.
Advisory Council, Latin American and
Member Advisory Committee of the Graduate Program in International Studies, FIU, 1981-present.
Member Advisory Committee for the Center for Labor Research and Studies, FIU, 1987-present.
Author of B.A. proposal in Latin American Studies, FIU, Fall 1983.
Prepared: April 2007