Bernadette Ludwig, Ph.D.

Year graduated


Current institution(s)

Wagner College (Assistant Professor)


B.A., M.A., Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna
Ph.D., Sociology, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York

About me

My research focuses on the intersection of immigration, gender, and race, specifically how immigration and refugee resettlement policies affect refugee and immigrant families in U.S. cities, and how migrants assert their agency to respond to imposed racial and gender hierarchies. My other research interests include urban inequality, family relations, applied sociology, and social policy. I am currently working on a book manuscript about the Liberian refugee and immigrant community in Staten Island’s North Shore, home to one of the largest Liberian populations in the United States.
My research interests are informed by my work with refugee and immigrant families. I am the co-founder and an honorary board member of Culture Connect, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides services for refugees and immigrants in the Atlanta, GA area.

GC Faculty advisor(s)

Nancy Foner, Philip Kasinitz, Holly Reed, William Helmreich


American Society and Its Social Problems
Introduction to Sociology
Racial and Ethnic Relations
Ethnic Identity
Introduction to Social Policy
Marriage and Family
Sociology of Gender
Refugee Youth Experiences
Fieldwork Internship: African Immigrant Health Project
Reflective Tutorial First Year Program


bernadette.ludwig (at) wagner (dot) edu

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