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Greta A. Gilbertson

Associate Professor of Sociology (at Rose Hill)

Office: Dealy Hall 406B
Phone: 718-817-3856
Fax: 718-817-3846


BA, Boston University;
MA, Vanderbilt;
PhD, University of Texas at Austin, 1988

Research Interests

Immigration; gender; race and ethnicity; citizenship.

Selected Publications (Articles

Gilbertson, Greta. 2009-2010. "Transnational Mobility, Domestic Arenas, and Carework Among Immigrant Women from the Dominican Republic," Latino(a) Research Review 7: 37-58.

Gilbertson, Greta. 2006 "Citizenship in a Globalized World," Migration Information Source, January 2006.

Gilbertson, Greta A. 2009. "Caregiving across Generations: Aging, State Assistance, and Multigenerational Ties among Immigrants from the Dominican Republic." In Across Generations: Immigrant Families in America, edited by Nancy Foner, pp. 135-159. NYU Press, New York.

Gilbertson, Greta A. 2004. "Regulating transnational citizens in the post-1996 welfare reform era: Dominican immigrants in New York City," Latino Studies 2(1):90-110.

Gilbertson, Greta. 2003. "Review of The Mobility of Workers Under Advanced Capitalism: Dominican Migration to the United States, by Ramona Hernández," American Journal of Sociology 108(5):1141-1143.

Singer, Audrey, and Greta Gilbertson. 2003. "'The Blue Passport': Gender and the social process of naturalization among Dominican immigrants." In Gender and U.S. Immigration: Contemporary Trends, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, ed., pp. 359-378. University of California Press, Berkeley.

Gilbertson, Greta, and Audrey Singer. 2003. "The emergence of protective citizenship in the USA: Naturalization among Dominican immigrants in the post-1996 welfare reform era," Ethnic and Racial Studies 26(1):25-51.

Gilbertson, Greta A. 2001. "Review of The Global Ethnopolis: Chinatown, Japantown and Manilatown in American Society, by Michel Laguerre." International Migration Review 35(3):942-943.

Courses Taught


  • Contemporary Immigration in Global Perspective
  • Place, Space and Immigrant Cities


  • Introduction to Urban Studies
  • Sociology of Minorities