Stephanie L. Canizales
University of California Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow
University of California at Merced
Stephanie L. Canizales is a University of California Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Merced. She will begin her appointment as Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California at Merced in Fall 2020. Stephanie specializes in migration and immigrant incorporation, children and youth, inequality, poverty, and mobility, race/ethnicity, and organizations. Her book project, entitled Sin Padres, Ni Papeles, 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.
Stephanie L. Canizales was a 2018–2019 IRP Emerging Poverty Scholar.