Collegiate Affiliation

I study migration, demography, and the far-reaching consequences of U.S. immigration law. Specifically, I pay attention to the spatial variation of immigration law in new immigrant destinations. My dissertation uses mixed methods to study immigration courts in the Upper Midwest, paying attention to how courts manage and adjudicate their growing backlog of cases. A demographer by training, I also study internal migration patterns in the Midwest focusing on both metro and non-metro areas.

My work appears in Law & Social InquiryPLOS OneMPI's Migration Information Source, Border CriminologiesMinnPost, and the Companion to Urban and Regional Studies.

Educational Background
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Educational Background

  • Master of Arts: Sociology, University of Minnesota
  • Bachelor of Arts: Government, German Studies, Cornell University