UC Irvine, PhD Candidate
“¿Bienvenidos a Casa? A Comparative Analysis of the Homecoming Experiences of Salvadoran Deportees”
Each year hundreds of thousands of migrants are forcibly returned by the United States federal government to their countries of citizenship. Despite the rising and virtually unprecedented use of deportation as a tool to control migration in the contemporary era, relatively little is understood about the ways human lives are impacted by it. Katie Dingeman-Cerda’s research begins to fill the empirical gap by asking how migrants deported from the United States to El Salvador navigate their lives and re-create their identities in El Salvador post-deportation.
Katie Dingeman-Cerda is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine. Her research centers on the effects of contemporary immigration, deportation, and criminal laws on the lives and identities of Central American migrants and their families. She received the Human Rights Fellowship from UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law, a Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant from the National Science Foundation, and the 2012-2013 Fletcher Jones Fellowship.
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