Distinguished Professor John Mollenkopf received his PhD from Harvard. He teaches Political Science and Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center and directs its Center for Urban Research. He coordinates the Graduate Center’s urban studies exchange with Humboldt University, Berlin and its interdisciplinary program on public policy and urban studies.
His teaching and research interests focus on urban politics and public policy, including New York City politics, immigrant political participation, and the new immigrant second generation. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Institute d'Etudes Politique in Paris, Wibaut Chair Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Amsterdam, and a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation.