Nancy Denton

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Nancy Denton
EducationLeMoyne College (B.A., 1971)
Fordham University (M.A., 1973)
University of Pennsylvania (M.A., 1977; Ph.D., 1984)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity at Albany, SUNY
ThesisFactors influencing young women's transitions among multiple role combinations: U.S. 1968-73 (1984)

Nancy Anne Denton is an American sociologist. She is a professor of sociology at the University at Albany, SUNY, where she Professor Emeritus.[1] SUNY Albany, where Dr. Havidan Rodriguez (a noted Sociologist) is currently the president of the university.[2] She is known for her research on racial segregation in the United States with Douglas Massey,[3][4] with whom she co-authored the book American Apartheid.[5] A book, well reviewed by the Los Angeles Times, when first published.[6] Upon retiring from SUNY Albany, she received the Robert and Helen Lynd Lifetime Achievement Award from the Community and Urban Sociology section from the American Sociological Association [7] Works at Stanford Center on Poverty & Inequality [8]


  1. ^ "Nancy Denton Professor Emeritus".
  2. ^ "SUNY Albany Board of Trustees appoint Havidan Rodriguez as president".
  3. ^ Times, Isabel Wilkerson, Special To The New York (1989-08-05). "Study Finds Segregation in Cities Worse Than Scientists Imagined". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-08-05.
  4. ^ Hays, Constance L. (1988-11-23). "Study Says Prejudice in Suburbs Is Aimed Mostly at Blacks". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-08-05.
  5. ^ Stein, Sharman (1993-03-10). "'Separate, Unequal' Still The Rule, Prof Says". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2017-08-05.
  6. ^ "LA Times review of American Apartheid".
  7. ^ "Receiving Award Upon Retirement from American Sociological Association" (PDF).
  8. ^ "Stanford Center on Poverty & Inequality".

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