Assistant Professor, Sociology Department and Latin American and Latino Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago
Patrisia Macias-Rojas recently joined the Global Urban Immigration Cluster Initiative at UIC. Her research interests are in race, law, and migration. Her current project, which draws on ethnographic and historical methods, contributes to the interdisciplinary field of law and society, particularly scholarship concerned with the intersections of criminal justice and immigration enforcement. She is the author of From Deportation to Prison: The Politics of Immigration Enforcement in Post-Civil Rights America (New York University Press, 2016). Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Ford Foundation, Andrew Mellon Program in Latin American Sociology, and the Social Science Research Council.