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 studies 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 has appeared in PLOS One, Border Criminologies, MinnPost, and the Companion to Urban and Regional Studies. To learn more about my research, click on the Selected Publications link.

Right now, I’m completing my PhD in Sociology at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. I am also a recent demography trainee at the Minnesota Population Center. For an up-to-date CV, please see the download link on the left-hand side of my website.

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