Research Expertise and Interest
historical sociology, American welfare state, race and ethnic relations, immigration policy
Cybelle Fox (PhD Harvard) studies the intersection of race, immigration and American social welfare policies. Her most recent book, Three Worlds of Relief (Princeton University Press, 2012), compares the incorporation of blacks, Mexicans, and European immigrants in the American welfare system from the Progressive Era to the New Deal. Fox won six book awards for Three Worlds of Relief, including the 2012 C. Wright Mills Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Fox’s work has appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, American Behavioral Scientist, Journal of American History, Law and Social Inquiry, Social Forces, Studies in American Political Development, Social Science History, Sociology of Education, Political Science Quarterly, and Sociological Methods and Research. She is also co-author of Rampage: The Social Roots of School Shootings (Basic Books, 2004).