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Central American Immigrant Families and Contemporary Immigration Law

Image Central American Immigrant Families and Contemporary Immigration Law: Redefinition, Reorganization or Breakdown?

Cecilia Menjívar is Cowden Distinguished associate professor of Sociology in the School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University. Her research focuses on the social processes of migration-social networks, gender relations, family dynamics, and religious communities-primarily among Central Americans in the United States. She has conducted qualitative field research in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and recently, Phoenix. She also has undertaken fieldwork in Guatemala, examining contexts of violence in women's lives.

Her publications include Fragmented Ties: Salvadoran Immigrant Networks in America (University of California Press, 2000); Through the Eyes of Women: Gender, Social Networks, Family and Structural Change in Latin America and the Caribbean (edited) (De Sitter Publications, 2003); and When States Kill: Latin America, the U.S. and Technologies of Terror, co-edited with Nestor Rodriguez (University of Texas Press, 2005). She was awarded the Faculty Research Award from the ASU Alumni Association, 2007, the Research Award from the Latino Section of the American Sociological Association (2007) and the Outstanding Mentor Award from the ASU Graduate Women's Association (2002).

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 from 3:20 - 4:40 PM
Lucy Stone Hall, Room B117, Livingston Campus

Sponsored by
Department of Latino & Hispanic Caribbean Studies
Rutgers University Latin American Studies
Center for Latino Arts & Culture

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