Professor, Sociology and Dorothy L. Meier Social Equities Chair
Division of Social Sciences
Areas of Expertise:Immigration/Immigrant Rights
Her publications include, Fragmented Ties: Salvadoran Immigrant Networks in America (California, 2000) (winner of the William J. Goode Outstanding book award from the Family Section of the American Sociological Association, Honorable Mention from the International Migration Section, a Choice Outstanding Title, and among the 12 most influential books on the family since 2000, Contemporary Sociology), Enduring Violence: Ladina Women’s Lives in Guatemala (California, 2011) (winner of the Mirra Komarovsky Book Award, the Hubert Herring Best Book Award, Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies, and the Distinguished Scholarship Award, Pacific Sociological Association), and Immigrant Families (Polity, 2016). She is co-editor of Constructing Immigrant “Illegality”: Critiques, Experiences, and Responses (Cambridge, 2014), Latinos/as in the United States: Changing the Face of América (Springer 2008), and When States Kill: Latin America, the US, and Technologies of Terror (Texas, 2005). She is the recipient of a John S. Guggenheim Fellowship to write a book based on longitudinal fieldwork she undertook on immigration and legality in Arizona.