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 is also chair of the sociology department and a professor in the School of Public Policy.[1] She is known for her research on racial segregation in the United States with Douglas Massey,[2][3] with whom she co-authored the book American Apartheid.[4]


  1. ^ "Nancy Denton CV" (PDF).
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Hays, Constance L. (1988-11-23). "Study Says Prejudice in Suburbs Is Aimed Mostly at Blacks". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-08-05.
  4. ^ Stein, Sharman (1993-03-10). "`Separate, Unequal' Still The Rule, Prof Says". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2017-08-05.

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