Center News

In November 2022, the Cátedra on Racisms and Contemporary Migrations met with our affiliate faculty member, Dr. Beatriz Padilla—Associate Professor of Sociology, Director of the Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean, and co-chair of the International Migration Section of the Latin American Studies Association—to discuss relevant issues regarding migrations in the Americas and plan future collaborations. Click here to read more about this event. 

Center Director, Elizabeth Aranda, had her research cited (with C. Menjívar and K. Donato) in the Biden Administration’s update to the program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

Elizabeth Aranda was quoted in an Axios article about migrant relocation outside of Florida, November 7, 2022.

Elizabeth Aranda was featured in the documentary, Puerto Rico: Voto, Poder y Colonialismo, that aired on November 6, 2022 on CNN en Español.  

Elizabeth Aranda and Heide Castañeda’s research on DACA was summarized in a news article in the Tampa Bay Times, reprinted in Yahoo News, November 2, 2022.

Elizabeth Aranda was quoted in USA Today on Hurricane Fiona’s effects on Puerto Rican migration, September 25, 2022. 

Elizabeth Aranda was quoted in the Tampa Bay Times article on the effects of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Ricans who left Puerto Rico, September 24, 2022.

More information on the cited research

Aranda E, Menjívar C, Donato KM. The Spillover Consequences of an Enforcement-First U.S. Immigration Regime. American Behavioral Scientist. 2014;58(13):1687-1695.  doi:10.1177/0002764214537264