Carl L. Bankston III Professor Department of Sociology Tulane University

Carl L. Bankston III

217B Newcomb Hall


Ph.D., Louisiana State University


Research Interests

Immigration, Sociology of Education, Sociology of Religion, Historical Sociology

Current Research Projects

Ideologies of Equality in American Society, Contemporary Migration to New Orleans

Selected Publications

2009. Public Education – America’s Civil Religion: A Social History (Teachers College Press; with Stephen J. Caldas).

2007. Forced to Fail: The Paradox of School Desegregation (Rowman & Littlefield; with Stephen J. Caldas)

2002. A Troubled Dream: The Promise and Failure of School Desegregation in Louisiana (Vanderbilt U. Press, with Stephen J. Caldas)

2002 Blue Collar Bayou: Louisiana Cajuns in the New Economy of Ethnicity (Praeger; with Jacques Henry)

1998. Growing Up American: How Vietnamese Children Adapt to Life in the United States (Russell Sage Foundation; with Min Zhou)


  • Sociology of Education (SOCI 633)
  • Foundations of Sociology (SOCI 201)
  • Social Problems (SOCI 109)
  • Asian American Communities (SOCI 146)