Amy Lutz

Associate Professor, Sociology


Amy Lutz is an Associate Professor of Sociology and a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Policy Research. She conducts research on children of immigrants, race ethnicity, and educational inequalities. Professor Lutz is currently working on a project that examines the educational and early labor market outcomes among children of immigrants in France and the United States. She is also working on a collaborative project on the relationship between families and schools and the role of social class on educationally relevant parenting practices. Additionally, Amy is working on a project that aims to determine how different affirmative action contexts have affected different racial-ethnic groups’ enrollment and completion of degrees at selective colleges and universities. Amy received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Albany in 2002.

Select Publications

“Examining Educational Inequalities in Two National Systems: A Comparison of the North African Second Generation in France and the Mexican Second Generation in the United States.” Brinbaum, Yaël and Amy Lutz. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (2017).

“Biliteracy and the Educational Achievement of Latino High School Students." Amy Lutz, International Journal of Education and Social Sciences, Vol. 3, No.2 (2016), pp. 75-88.

“Getting the Homework Done: Social Class and Parents’ Relationship to Homework." Amy Lutz and Lakshmi Jayaram, International Journal of Education and Social Sciences, Vol. 2, No. 6 (2015), pp. 73-84.

“The Transition from School to Work for Children of Immigrants with Lower-Level Educational Credentials in the United States and France." Amy Lutz, Yaël Brinbaum, and Dalia Abdelhady, Comparative Migration Studies, Vol. 2, No. 2 (2014), pp. 227-254.

“Gender Inequalities in the Education of the Second Generation in Cross-national Perspective." Fenella Fleischmann and Cornelia Kristen including the provision of data and analyses instrumental to the research by Anthony F. Heath, Yaël Brinbaum, Patrick Deboosere,Nadia Granato, Jan O. Jonsson, Elina Kilpi-Jakonen, Georg Lorenz, Amy C. Lutz, David Mos, Raya Mutarrak, Karen Phalet, Catherine Rothon,Frida Rudolphi, and Herman G. van de Werfhorst, Sociology of Education, Vol. 87, No. 3 (2014), pp. 143-170.

“Beyond the School Yard: Social Class Differences in Parenting and Youth Participation in Structured Activities." Pamela Bennett, Amy Lutz, and Lakshmi Jayaram Sociology of Education, Vol. 85, No. 2 (2012), pp. 131-157.  Reprinted in Ballantine, Jeanne and Joan Spade (2014) Schools and Societies: A Sociological Approach to Education, 5th ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

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Research Grants and Awards

Access to Selective Colleges in the Pre- and Post-Grutter Eras Among Racial, Ethnic, and Immigrant Groups," National Science Foundation grant. September 2012-August 2017.