James Witte

  • Professor of Sociology
  • George Mason University



James Witte is a professor of sociology, Director of the Center for Social Science Research (CSSR) and Research Director for the Institute for Immigration Research (IIR). Witte, who earned his PhD from Harvard in 1991.

Along with his work on immigration and Pakistan, Witte's ongoing research also looks at ways to use the internet to collect social science data and on the similarities and differences between online and off-line societies.  Dr. Witte has written numerous articles that have appeared in journals such as The European Sociological Review, Population and Development Review and Sociological Methods and Research.  He has also published three books, Labor Force Integration and Marital Choice, the Internet and Social Inequality and The Normal Bar.  The Normal Bar, co-authored with Chrisanna Northrup and Pepper Schwartz, was released in 2013 and made the New York Times bestseller list.