González, Marcela F. 2023. (Book manuscript based on my dissertation). 190 pages.
The book is based on my dissertation. I aim to explain the contradictory and distinctive policy processes and laws that shape high-skilled immigration, focusing on a crucial, albeit understudied, area of inquiry: how and why state immigration laws, temporary and permanent visas, shape the complex and cumbersome process to attain lawful permanent residency for high-skilled immigrants. Specifically, I plan to explain why high-skilled immigrants go through a variety of dissimilar legal processes and an array of experiences to achieve legal permanent status. Furthermore, I analyze the effects of the diversification of visa policies into permanent and temporary since the 1990s on high-skilled immigrants’ legal, work, and family trajectories. I published two articles based on my dissertation in the leading journals in the field, Ethnic and Racial Studies and International Migration.
MIGCITPOL Workshop: Governing Migrant Citizenship Rights in Times of Protracted Crises, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. Buenos Aires, 20 de Julio, 2023.
Invited lecture, Department of Sociology, John Jay College, City University of New York. New York, NY, March 5, 2020.
Invited lecture, Department of Sociology, Fordham University. New York, NY, February 3, 2020.
Conference on Critical Perspectives on Human Rights, Division of International Studies at the Center for Worker Education, CCNY, City University of New York (with Lucas Arrimada). New York, NY, March 13-15, 2019.
Crossing Borders/ Crossing Disciplines: Rethinking Inclusion, Exclusion, and Human Mobility Conference. Oxford University, Oxford, UK, May 18, 2018.
Session: Immigration and Law, Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD, February 23, 2018.
PhD Dissertation Defense, Department of Sociology, Graduate Center of the City University of New York. New York, NY. December 1 st , 2017.
Invited lecture (online) Especialización en Derechos Humanos y Estudios Críticos del Derecho, CLACSO. Argentina, April 2017.
Session: International Migration to the United States, American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL, October 22-26, 2016.