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Hello! I'm Juan.

I'm an Assistant Professor of sociology at UCSC where I study the changing landscape of immigration in the United States. Over the past decade, I have examined the vast inequalities of immigrants' access to justice, the social safety net, and poverty. My research examines how and where deportation and enforcement initiatives exacerbate these inequalities and leave imprints in our local communities.

My dissertation (Stanford University, 2018, "Paths to exclusion: deportations, housing instability, and scams") examined how local immigration contexts influence housing instability, access to justice, and the determinants of deportation discretion.

Social Demography XYZ is my website on immigration and social demographic research.

Juan Manuel Pedroza

Assistant Professor
Sociology Department
University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)
Sociology Ph.D.
Stanford University
Research Areas:

Social Demography

Immigration

Social Inequality

Email:

j.pedroza@ucsc.edu

Curriculum Vitae
 
Google Scholar
EXPERIENCE
 
2018-present

Assistant Professor

2012-2018

Research Fellow

2012-2017

Research Fellow

2007-2012

Research Associate

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ

Sociology Department research and teaching focuses on (a) quantitative methods and demography, (b) international migration, (c) Latina/o identities, and (d) U.S. immigration enforcement and deportation.

STANFORD CENTER ON POVERTY & INEQUALITY

Social demographic analyses of racial/ethnic trends in poverty and inequality. Examined the persistence of poverty and income inequality across metro areas and immigrant destination states.

STANFORD CENTER FOR COMPARATIVE STUDIES IN RACE & ETHNICITY (CCSRE)

Quantitative research on the determinants of deportation outcomes across the US, immigrant housing instability, and immigrants' access to justice, and Hispanic school segregation.

URBAN INSTITUTE

Qualitative and mixed-methods research on immigration, low-income working families, and the social safety net. Research projects funded by federal agencies and foundations for public and policy audiences. Co-authored reports on deportation and immigration policies and access to health and human services.

EDUCATION
 
2012-2018

Ph.D.

STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Sociology Department

Coursework and qualifying exams in race, ethnicity, and immigration as well as social demography; research and teaching assistantships in sociology and public policy

2004-2006

Master of Public Affairs

INDIANA UNIVERSITY, School of Public & Environmental Affairs (Bloomington)

Policy Analysis and Economic Development (double concentration)

Survey and spatial analyses of business and home ownership in the Mexican community of Little Village in Chicago, IL

1999-2003

Bachelor of Arts

DEPAUW UNIVERSITY

History and Conflict Studies (double major)

Thesis on demographic, political, and entrepreneurial change in the Mexican community of Little Village in Chicago, IL

MEMBERSHIP

Population Association of America

American Sociological Association

Law and Society Association

SKILLS
 

Statistics & Social Demography

Stata Data Management & Analysis

Arc GIS Spatial Data Analysis

Qualitative Data Collection & Analysis

Immigration Policy Analysis

Census and Survey Data Analysis

PROJECTS & DATA
 
MASS DEPORTATIONS

I have studied the effects of deportations on immigrant families, uneven enforcement outcomes under Secure Communities, and the demographic determinants of deportations across US counties. My dissertation examines the effects of deportation rates on housing instability.

As part of my research, I analyze and catalog data such as DHS deportations and the 287(g) program as well as failed/abandoned 287(g) applications. 

ACCESS TO JUSTICE

I study reports of immigration and green card scams to understand the types of places most likely to bring these crimes to light. Reports of such scams to the Federal Trade Commission vary across the country. I am currently studying the relationship between these types of immigration scams and capacity to integrate immigrants.

I combined data from the National Center for Charitable Statistics, the Department of Justice, and advocacy networks to identify nonprofit, immigrant-serving legal service providers across local communities. See a map of legal aid providers in California (with links to data sources).

DATA

In my graduate and dissertation work, I have collected, managed, and analyzed a range of data. Check back for datasets and additional information on my blog related to local immigration contexts across the US.

 
CONTACT ME

Juan Manuel Pedroza

Assistant Professor, UCSC

Sociology Ph.D.

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