William Kornblum

William Kornblum
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dates de séjour

15/09/2014 - 13/02/2015



Fonction actuelle

Professeur émérite

Institution actuelle

City University of New York (États-Unis)

pays d'origine


projet de recherche

The social fabric of the seacoast: cities and their changing ports

Marseilles has witnessed many of the transformations that are shaping the coast of the United States, but Marseilles is thriving where many of the older industrial seaports on the U.S. East Coast, have yet to find their new relationships to the shoreline. This is especially true since the great storm of 2012 inundated many of the coastal communities of metropolitan New York City. I wish to spend a 5 month research sejour in Marseilles looking at the ports of my own coast, but through a lens of experience gained in Marseilles, an ancient yet modern port on another sea.


William Kornblum is a Professor emeritus of sociology at the City University of New York. He is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Chicago and was among the nation's first Peace Corps volunteers. He is the author of numerous scholarly books and articles on the people of New York. A native New Yorker, he's been sailing around the city his whole life. His research interests include ethnography; race, ethnicity and migration; and urban sociology. He was the 2005 recipient of the American Sociological Association’s Distinguished Career Award.