Bankston, Carl L., III 1952-
Bankston, Carl L., III 1952-
Born August 8, 1952, in New Orleans, LA; son of Carl L., Jr. (a civil engineer) and Betty (a school registrar) Bankston; married Cynthia Esteves (a teacher), July 17, 1986; children: Tala Marikit, Andrew Peter, Leon Victor II. Education: Southern Methodist University, B.S., 1975; University of California, Berkeley, M.A., 1980; Louisiana State University, Ph.D., 1995. Politics: Democrat. Hobbies and other interests: Canoeing, bicycling, travel, studying languages.
U.S. Peace Corps, Washington, DC, volunteer in Sri Bun Reuang, Thailand, 1983-85; International Catholic Migration Commission, Morong, Bataan, Philippines, supervisor of refugee camp, 1985-90; Loyola University, New Orleans, LA, instructor, 1993-94; University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, assistant professor, 1995-99; Tulane University, New Orleans, professor, 1999—, codirector of Asian studies program, 2002—, sociology department chair, 2006—. L.V. Bankston Enterprises, president, 2003—.
American Sociological Association, Southern Sociological Association, Mid-South Sociological Association (vice president, 2002-03; president, 2005-06).
Thomas & Znaniecki Award, International Migration Section, American Sociological Association, 1999, for Growing Up American: How Vietnamese Children Adapt to Life in the United States; Mid-South Sociological Association, Distinguished Book Award, 2000, for Growing Up American, and Stanford Lyman Distinguished Book Award, 2005, for Blue Collar Bayou: Louisiana Cajuns and the New Economy of Ethnicity; Annual Literary Award, Louisiana Library Association, 2003, for A Troubled Dream: The Promise and Failure of School Desegregation in Louisiana.
(With Wesley Shrum and Stephen Voss) Science, Technology, and Society in the Third World: An Annotated Bibliography, Scarecrow Press (Metuchen, NJ), 1995.
(With Min Zhou) Straddling Two Social Worlds: The Experience of Vietnamese Refugee Children in the United States, ERIC Institute on Urban Education (New York, NY), 2000.
(With Stephen J. Caldas) A Troubled Dream: The Promise and Failure of School Desegregation in Louisiana, Vanderbilt University Press (Nashville, TN), 2002.
(With Jacques Henry) Blue Collar Bayou: Louisiana Cajuns and the New Economy of Ethnicity, Praeger Publishers (Westport, CT), 2002.
(With Stephen J. Caldas) Forced to Fail: The Paradox of School Desegregation, Praeger Publishers (Westport, CT), 2005.
Contributor to numerous reference books. Contributor of more than one hundred articles and reviews to periodicals.
(With R. Kent Rasmussen) Encyclopedia of Family Life, Salem Press (Pasadena, CA), 1999.
Sociology Basics, Salem Press (Pasadena, CA), 2000.
(With Stephen J. Caldas) The End of Desegregation?, Nova Press (New York, NY), 2003.
World Conflicts: Asia and the Middle East, two volumes, Salem Press (Pasadena, CA), 2003.
African American History, three volumes, Salem Press (Pasadena, CA), 2005.
(With Danielle Hidalgo) Immigration in U.S. History, Salem Press (Pasadena, CA), 2006.
Editor of special issue, Sociological Spectrum, 2003.
Carl L. Bankston, III, told CA: "I am interested in exploring the complicated and often paradoxical nature of social interaction. The years that I spent in Southeast Asia inspired my interest in international migration and in the adaptation of migrants and children of migrants to American society.
"I generally develop an idea for a book through working on series of articles, frequently with coauthors. With a central idea in mind, I plot out the chapters almost as propositions in a logical argument. I then organize the information, or evidence, to express the propositions in each chapter."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
American Journal of Sociology, January, 2003, George L. Wimberly, review of A Troubled Dream: The Promise and Failure of School Desegregation in Louisiana, p. 904.
Booklist, February 1, 2006, Susan Gooden, review of African American History, p. 84.
School Library Journal, December, 2003, Diane S. Marton, review of World Conflicts: Asia and the Middle East, p. 93; April, 2006, Andrew Medlar, review of African American History, p. 89.