Patrisia Macias-Rojas, UIC assistant professor of sociology and Latin American and Latino studies, recently joined PBS’ “Tavis Smiley” show to discuss her upcoming book, “The Deportation-to-Prison Pipeline: America’s New Immigration Regime.”
Patrisia Macias-Rojas recently joined the Global Urban Immigration Cluster Initiative at UIC. Her research interests are in race, law, and migration. Macias-Rojas’ 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 the forthcoming book, The Deportation-to-Prison Pipeline: America’s New Immigration Regime. 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.