Angela S. Garcia, University of Chicago

Assistant Professor Chicago, Illinois agarcia@uchicago.edu

Bio/Research

Angela S. García is a sociologist and an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Service Administration. Her research interests include international migration, law and society, race and ethnicity, urban sociology, social policy, and mixed and comparative methods. García studies the consequ...

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Bio/Research

Angela S. García is a sociologist and an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Service Administration. Her research interests include international migration, law and society, race and ethnicity, urban sociology, social policy, and mixed and comparative methods. García studies the consequences of socio-legal inclusion and exclusion for marginalized immigrant groups in the United States, Spain, and Latin America. Focusing on subnational (state and local) immigration laws, she charts how immigrants’ everyday lives, incorporation, and health are shaped by the legal contexts in which they reside.

In addition to book chapters and policy briefs, García’s work has been published in the International Migration Review, Ethnic and Racial Studies and the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. Her book manuscript, tentatively titled Legal Passing: Navigating Undocumented Life and Local Immigration Laws, comparatively analyzes the incorporation effects of accommodating and restrictive local immigration laws from the perspective of undocumented Mexicans, the primary targets of these measures in the U.S.


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