John D. Skrentny is Co-Director of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies and Professor of Sociology at the University of California-San Diego. His research focuses on law, politics and access to employment, as well as comparative analysis of immigration policy. He is the author, most recently, of After Civil Rights: Racial Realism in the New American Workplace (Princeton University Press, 2014), and his articles have appeared in scholarly journals such as American Journal of Sociology, Yale Law Journal, and International Migration Review, and also popular media outlets including The New York Times, CNN.com, and Le Monde Diplomatique. His research has been supported by the the Guggenheim Foundation, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Japan Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the National Science Foundation, among others. His current research projects include an analysis of the use of training by scientists and engineers to improve their skill sets and transition to new employment sectors; a comparative analysis of immigration policy in North America, Europe and East Asia; and a study of the American faith in scientific innovation from the Progressive Era to the present.