John D. Skrentny, Professor

John D. SkrentnyPh.D. - Harvard, 1994

Areas of Specialization: Political Sociology, Law and Society, Comparative-Historical Sociology, Immigration, Human Rights, East Asia

Email Address:
Phone number: 858-534-0484
Office location: 490 Social Science Building


Personal Web Page



John Skrentny received his B.A. in sociology and philosophy from Indiana University and his Ph.D in sociology from Harvard University. His primary areas of research and teaching interest are law, politics, and public policy, especially as the relate to equal opportunities, immigration, the science and engineering workforce, and job creation. For more, please see his personal web page.


Classes to be taught in 2014/15:

Fall 2014

SOCI 140F- Law and the Workplace

SOCG 253- Research Practicum I

Winter 2015

SOCI 50- Intro to Law and Society


Selected Publications:

After Civil Rights: Racial Realism in the New American Workplace (Princeton University Press, 2014)

The Minority Rights Revolution (Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2002)

Color Lines: Affirmative Action, Immigration, and Civil Rights Options for America

(Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001)

The Ironies of Affirmative Action: Politics, Culture and Justice in America (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996)