Roberto Gonzales appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor

October 27, 2020
Roberto Gonzales

Roberto Gonzales has been named the University of Pennsylvania’s 25th Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, effective July 1, 2021. The announcement was made today by President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett.

Gonzales, a world-renowned scholar of the lives of immigrants in the United States, will be the Richard Perry University Professor, with joint appointments in the Department of Sociology of the School of Arts & Sciences and in the Graduate School of Education.

“Our Penn Compact vision calls on our University community to build bridges and cross borders to spur innovation and improve understanding,” Gutmann said. “Roberto Gonzales’ highly respected and celebrated work on immigration—on the experiences of people who cross bridges and borders in search of a better life—has never been more timely or important. By uniting sociology, education, and other social science disciplines, Roberto helps us to understand the lives and experiences of some of our nation’s most vulnerable people: immigrant and undocumented youth. As our society grapples with its painful history of racism and debates how to advance racial equity, Roberto’s work provides an opportunity for us to delve deeply into what our treatment of these young people says about us, our society, and our world.”

Read the full announcement here.

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