Profiles in "Immigration and Migration" Expertise Area

  • Studies the associations of lacking legal status with child, adult and family well-being, mainstream views and media coverage of U.S. racial/ethnic diversification, and contemporary immigration attitudes.
  • Manchester specializes in 19th and 20th century Russian history. Her current research interests include ethnic return migration, diaspora culture, oral history, and autobiographical narratives.
  • Sadowski-Smith works in border and migration studies. She has published "The New Immigrant Whiteness: Race, Neoliberalism, and Post-Soviet Migration to the United States," "Border Fictions," and "Globalization on the Line."
  • Sarat's work explores the intersection of religion and migration in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, with special attention to ways in which people draw upon religion to formulate notions of belonging and confront challenges.
  • Vega's research ethnographically explores the every day lived experiences of Latina/os in the U.S. with an emphasis on gender and religion.
  • Nilanjana Bhattacharjya's research focuses on popular music, film, and visual culture from South Asia and its diasporic communities.
  • Bae's research and teaching interests encompass an array of historical and contemporary topics, including social and political movements, immigration, and imperialism and colonialism.
  • ​Evelyn Cruz is the director of the College of Law's Immigration Clinic which represents foreign-born foster children in immigration matters. She teaches and writes about immigration and legal education.