Amy Lutz

Associate Professor, Sociology

Amy Lutz

Contact Information

426 Eggers Hall
(315) 443-3842
Office Hours:
Th 3:30-4:30

Staff Support
Laura Walsh
(315) 443-9929

Curriculum Vitae
Amy Lutz CV

Director of Graduate Studies, Sociology
Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research


Ph.D., University of Albany, State University of New York, 2002


Race and ethnicity, immigration, bilingualism, educational inequality


Fall 2021

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology, TuTh 2:00-3:20, Heroy 113
SOC/WGS 248 Ethnic Inequalities and Intergroup Relations, TuTh 11:00-12:20, Shaffer 121


Amy Lutz is an Associate Professor of Sociology and a Senior Research Associate in the Center for Policy Research. She conducts research on children of immigrants, race ethnicity, and educational inequalities. Amy 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, she is working on a project that aims to determine how different affirmative action contexts have impacted different racial-ethnic groups’ enrollment and completion of degrees at selective colleges and universities. Full Biography


Selected Papers

Research Interests

Racial and Ethnic Inequality
Sociology of Education
Sociology of Language

Research Grants and Awards

Principal Investigator.  “Working and Teaching from Home in New York State amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic.” National Science Foundation. 2020-2022.

Principal Investigator. Access to Selective Colleges in the Pre- and Post-Grutter Eras Among Racial, Ethnic, and Immigrant Groups," with CO-PI Pamela Bennett (UMBC). Funded by the National Science Foundation. 2012-2017.