Els de Graauw (PhD in Political Science, UC Berkeley) is Associate Professor at Baruch College, the City University of New York, with an appointment in the Department of Political Science and teaching responsibilities also in the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs. Her research centers on the nexus of immigration and integration, civil society organizations, urban and regional politics, and public policy. Her award-winning book Making Immigrant Rights Real: Nonprofits and the Politics of Integration in San Francisco (Cornell University Press, 2016) analyzes the role of nonprofit organizations in advocating immigrant integration policies in San Francisco, with a focus on immigrant language access, labor rights, and municipal ID cards. She has under way a comparative study of city and state immigrant affairs offices in the United States and a study of immigrant organizations in New York City. Her research appears in Politics, Groups and Identities, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, WorkingUSA, Politics & Society, American Journal of Sociology, Daedalus, Annual Review of Political Science, Hérodote, and various edited volumes.
Shannon Gleeson (PhD in Sociology and Demography, UC Berkeley) is Associate Professor of Labor Relations, Law & History at the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations. She was previously on the faculty of the Latin American & Latino Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her books include Precarious Claims: The Promise and Failure of Workplace Protections in the United States (University of California Press, 2016), The Nation and Its Peoples: Citizens, Denizens, Migrants (Routledge, 2014, edited with John Park), and Conflicting Commitments: The Politics of Enforcing Immigrant Worker Rights in San Jose and Houston (Cornell University Press, 2012). Her current collaborative projects also include a study of consular advocacy for immigrant workers (with Xóchitl Bada, University of Illinois-Chicago) and an investigation into the effects of temporary immigration status on worker legal mobilization (with Kate Griffith, Cornell University).
Siqi Tu is a doctoral student in Sociology at the Graduate Center, the City University of New York. She earned a BA degree in Sociology from Fudan University (China) and a MA degree in Sociology from Columbia University. Her work focuses on the areas of urban sociology, immigration, education, and inequality. Siqi was born and raised in Shanghai, China and moved to New York City in 2012. She developed her interest in immigration and urban neighborhoods as an observer of diverse communities in different metropolitan areas. She is currently working with two colleagues on an experimental study on the effect of emotional priming on public opinion towards undocumented immigrants. Siqi is also researching the lived experiences of Chinese families who have “outsourced” secondary education to the United States in the context of international migration, elite education, and social stratification in contemporary China. She has been teaching undergraduate Sociology courses at Brooklyn College since fall 2014. Siqi has worked on the DACA project since fall 2015.
Jenny Coronel works at the New York State Office for New Americans. She received her MPA degree from the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs in 2016 and her BA degree from Williams College in 2010, with a major in History, concentrations in International Relations and Latino Studies, and a French certificate. She has conducted independent research on North African migration in Marseilles, France and graduated from the School for International Training’s Migration Studies Program in Rabat, Morocco. She served as a Community Building and Organizing AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer, was an English Teaching Assistant at Nevsehir University in central Turkey through the Fulbright Program, and has over three years of experience in real estate development, community development, and the nonprofit sector. She speaks Spanish and French and dabbles in Turkish. Jenny worked on the DACA project during the 2015-16 academic year.
Roberto G. Gonzales (PhD in Sociology, UC Irvine) is Assistant Professor at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. His research focuses on the factors that promote and impede the educational progress of immigrant and Latino students. Over the last decade and a half, he has been engaged in critical inquiry around the important question of what happens to undocumented immigrant children as they make transitions to adolescence and young adulthood. Since 2002, he has carried out a comprehensive study of undocumented immigrant young adults in the United States. Roberto’s forthcoming book (University of California Press, 2015), titled Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America, is based on an in-depth study that followed 150 undocumented young adults in Los Angeles for 12 years. In addition, his National UnDACAmented Research Project has surveyed nearly 2,700 undocumented young adults and is presently carrying out 600 in-depth interviews on their experiences following President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In addition to scholarly journals, Roberto’s work has been has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, La Opinion, TIME, CNN, and NPR. Prior to his faculty position at Harvard, Roberto was on faculty at the University of Chicago and the University of Washington. His work is supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the James Irvine Foundation.
Tom K. Wong (PhD in Political Science, UC Riverside) is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. He is also Director of the International Migration Studies Program Minor. His research focuses on the politics of immigration, citizenship, and migrant “illegality.” As these issues have far-reaching implications, his work also explores the links between immigration, race and ethnicity, and the politics of identity. His first book, Rights, Deportation, and Detention in the Age of Immigration Control (Stanford University Press, 2015), analyzes the immigration control policies of twenty-five Western immigrant-receiving democracies. He is currently completing his second book, which is on the politics of comprehensive immigration reform in the United States, among other projects. Tom’s research has been used by policymakers both in the U.S. and in Mexico, as well as by organizations that serve immigrant communities. He is the lead researcher on one of the first nationwide surveys of undocumented youth. He is also the creator of the CIR Blog, which predicts support and opposition to comprehensive immigration reform among all 535 current members of Congress. Tom and his work have been covered by ABC News/Univision, Fusion, NPR, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Yahoo News, and by Univision in Mexico. He is also on the leadership committee of the California Immigrant Policy Center and on the advisory council of Unbound Philanthropy. Tom also consults on campaigns and elections, specializing in mobilizing low-propensity voters of color and immigrant communities.