Christopher J. Bonastia
Dr. Bonastia is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Lehman College and the CUNY Graduate Center, and is the Associate Director of Honors Programs at Lehman College. He received his Ph.D. from New York University in 2001. Dr. Bonastia’s work focuses on historical explorations of race, policy and politics. His first book, Knocking on the Door: The Federal Government’s Attempt to Desegregate the Suburbs, was published in 2006 by Princeton University Press. His recent book, Southern Stalemate: Five Years without Public Education in Prince Edward County, Virginia, was published in early 2012 by the University of Chicago Press. The latter project was funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. In summer 2011, he was a visiting fellow at the NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers at Harvard University. His work has also been published in the Journal of Policy History (examining civil rights enforcement in health care), the Du Bois Review, Social Science History and Social Problems, among other publications.