Penn Arts and Sciences

SSPF Selects 2013-14 Immigration Postdoctoral Fellows

The Penn Social Science and Policy Forum has selected two postdoctoral fellows for the 2013-14 theme on immigration and citizenship.

Laurencio Sanguino received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago in December 2012. His dissertation, “The Origins of Migration between Mexico and the United States, 1905-1945,” examines the transformation of migration between Mexico and the United States, describing how labor recruitment, trafficking, and enforcement practices changed between 1905 and 1945. His next project will chart how Zamora, Michoacán, was transformed into one of the most important migrant-sending communities in Mexico between 1885 and 1965.

James Walsh received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California Santa Barbara in September 2011. He is currently working on a book-length project based on his dissertation, “Governing the Divide: Political Institutions and Immigration Control in the United States, Canada, and Australia,” which provides a comparative historical study of the significance of institutional arrangements and state structure in conditioning policy decisions and outcomes. His broader research agenda is focused on interrogating the relationship between globalization, immigration, and the nation-state.

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