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Pablo Bose, a migration and urban studies scholar, is an associate professor of geography and director of the Global and Regional Studies Program at the University of Vermont. Born in India and raised in Canada, Bose is interested in the ways that people and landscapes shape one another.
Suyapa Portillo Villeda is an associate professor in Chicana/o Latina/o Transnational Studies at Pitzer College. Her work broadly focuses on social movements in Central America with a focus on Honduras. She documents working-class history and lives and challenges stereotypes of the so-called “banana republics” in Central America.
Elizabeth OuYang is a civil rights attorney and advocate. She is an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights and New York University’s College of Arts and Science. Her areas of expertise include voting, immigration, media accountability, and combating hate crimes and police brutality.
Kenneth Fernandez is a professor of political science at the College of Southern Nevada. Previously, he was an assistant professor of political science and policy studies at Elon University. He is an expert in survey methods, education, crime, immigration and local economic development policy.
Shirley Leyro is a criminologist and an assistant professor of social sciences, human services and criminal justice at Borough of Manhattan Community College, part of the City University of New York (CUNY) system. Her research focuses on criminal law and immigration.
Jessica L. Lavariega Monforti is dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at California Lutheran University. She is an expert on how public policy is impacted by gender, race and ethnicity — specifically on how Latino youth are impacted by technology, the military system and immigration policy.
Erika Andiola is a well-known immigration activist. She is the chief advocacy officer for RAICES and was the press secretary for Latino outreach for Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign. Andiola started her community organizing work when she co-founded the Arizona Dream Act Coalition.
Van C. Tran is an associate professor of sociology at the City University of New York who studies the integration of immigrants and their children, ethnic and racial categories, diversity and intergroup relations, neighborhood gentrification, and urban poverty and social inequality.
Laila Lalami is a Moroccan-American writer and a professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside. Her essays and opinion pieces have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, the Guardian, The New York Times and in many anthologies.
Ron Hira is an associate professor of political science at Howard University. He is also a research associate with the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. He is an expert in offshoring, high-skilled immigration, STEM and engineering workforce policy, employment relations and the decline of the middle class.
Ana Gonzalez-Barrera researches public opinion of Hispanic and immigrant populations in the U.S. at the Pew Research Center. She is an expert on U.S. immigration, particularly on Mexican immigration to the U.S. and border apprehensions and deportations.
María Pabón López is a professor of law at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where she also served as dean from 2011 to 2015. She is an expert in immigrants’ rights (including the education of immigrant children), immigration law, and diversity/multicultural matters in the legal profession.
Maria Cristina Garcia is the Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies at Cornell University. Her work focuses on refugees, immigration, exiles, and transnationals in the Americas. Her book “Havana USA: Cuban Exiles and Cuban Americans in South Florida” provides an in-depth look at the migration of Cubans to the U.S. after Fidel Castro took power in 1959.
Guillermo Grenier is a professor of sociology and chair of the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies in the School of International and Public Affairs at Florida International University. His research has covered managerial power and worker resistance; the historical roots of managerial ideology in the U.S.
George J. Borjas is the Robert W. Scrivner Professor of Economics and Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a research fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics.
Luis Zayas has been the dean of the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at the University of Texas, Austin and the Robert Lee Sutherland Chair in Mental Health and Social Policy. He is also a professor of psychiatry at the Dell Medical School and president of the Society for Social Work and Research.
Hisham Aidi is a senior lecturer at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. His research focuses on migration and transnational movements, African migration into Europe, and race and ethnicity in Northwest Africa.
Linda Chavez is a conservative commentator. She is president of the Becoming American Institute, part of Defending Democracy Together. The institute is a nonprofit public policy organization seeking to make a conservative case for legal immigration reform. She is also chair of the Center for Equal Opportunity.
Jennifer Lee is the Julian Clarence Levi Professor of Social Sciences at Columbia University and former president of the Eastern Sociological Society. She focuses on the intersection of immigration and race/ethnicity, as well as social inequality and Asian American studies. Lee’s work addresses the implications of contemporary U.S.
Jerry Gonzalez is the founder and CEO of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) and the GALEO Latino Community Development Fund. Gonzalez has been named one of “Georgia’s 100 Most Influential” by Georgia Trend Magazine. GALEO’s mission is to increase civic engagement and leadership development of the Latino/Hispanic community across Georgia.
Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal is the executive director of Lawyers for Civil Rights and a civil rights attorney specializing in immigration law and legal issues affecting the LGBT community and those living with HIV.
Lorella Praeli is vice president of Community Change. Previously, she was deputy national political director at the ACLU, where she fought to defend and expand the rights of immigrants and refugees. She mobilized the Latinx vote as Hillary Clinton’s national Latino vote director and served as United We Dream’s director of advocacy and policy.
Cecillia Wang is a deputy legal director at the ACLU and the director of the Center for Democracy, which encompasses the ACLU’s work on immigrants’ rights, voting rights, national security, human rights, and speech, privacy and technology.
Mae Ngai is the Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies and professor of history at Columbia University. She was previously a labor-union organizer and educator in New York City, working for District 65-UAW and the Consortium for Worker Education.
Lisa García Bedolla is an education professor at the University of California, Berkeley. She is also the school’s vice provost for graduate studies and dean of the graduate division. She studies the causes and consequences of political inequalities in the United States.
Kevin R. Johnson is dean and the Mabie-Apallas professor of public interest law and Chicana/o studies at the University of California, Davis. He was appointed dean in 2008 and has been a tenured professor of law since 1992. Johnson served on the immigration policy group of President Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.
Karthick Ramakrishnan teaches political science and public policy at the University of California, Riverside, and is the founding director of its Center for Social Innovation. He is an expert on immigration policy, and his research interests include political behavior, policy process, federalism, interest groups, and Latino and Asian American politics.
Mark Hugo Lopez is the director of global migration and demography research at Pew Research Center. He leads planning of the center’s research agenda on international demographic trends, international migration, U.S. immigration trends and the U.S. Latino community. He is an expert on immigration globally and in the U.S., world demography, U.S.
Cristina Rodriguez is Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law at Yale Law School, where she focuses on constitutional law, administrative law and immigration law. She is the first tenured Latina/o faculty member. She earned both her B.A. and J.D. at Yale, and was previously a professor at New York University School of Law.
Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco was named chancellor of the University of Massachusetts, Boston, in 2021. Previously, he was dean and professor of education at the University of California, Los Angeles, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. Before that, he taught globalization and education at New York University and human development and psychology at Harvard University.
Claudia Galindo is an associate professor of education policy at the University of Maryland, College Park’s College of Education. She spoke to NPR’s Claudio Sanchez in 2013 about the academic shortcomings of Latino children compared to their white counterparts.
Hyepin Im is the founder, president and CEO of Faith and Community Empowerment (FACE) (previously known as Korean Churches for Community Development), a nonprofit that works nationally to connect local Korean and Asian-American immigrant communities with the private and public institutions that affect their lives politically and economically.
Veronica (Ronnye) Vargas Stidvent can speak about law, politics and policy trends in the Hispanic community. She is the executive director of the Center for Women in Law at the University of Texas, Austin. Stidvent has held roles in both federal government and higher education in Texas.