Stephanie L. Canizales
Emerging Poverty Scholar Fellow
Stephanie L. Canizales is an assistant professor of sociology at Texas A&M University. She specializes in international migration, inequality, poverty, and mobility; race/ethnicity, children and youth, and Latina/o sociology. Her dissertation book project, entitled Finding Home, is a study of unaccompanied minor migration and integration into U.S. society. She systematically examines why undocumented, unaccompanied Central American and Mexican youth migrate to Los Angeles, California, and how they incorporate into school, work, family, and community life as they come of age without parents. Her next project will more closely analyze youths’ experiences as labor migrants, their entry into and participation in the U.S. workforce and economy, and to further investigate the strategies youth employ to navigate poverty and mobility in a timely manner.