Stephanie Canizales is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She specializes in Central American migration, immigrant integration, unaccompanied minors, and the 1.5 and second generations. Her on-going work examines the unaccompanied migration and adaptation experiences of unauthorized Central American young-adults in Los Angeles.
Stephanie's research findings have been published by Ethnic and Racial Studies, the Center for Migration Studies, Youth Circulations and the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research. Her dissertation has been supported by Stanford University Center on Poverty and Inequality, National Science Foundation, American Sociological Association, and the John Randolph and Dora Haynes Foundation, among others. Her work has been featured by LA Times, Al Jazeera America, NPR and Pacific Standard, who named her one of the top 30 thinkers under 30 in 2016.
National Science Foundation Fellow; Haynes Foundation Dissertation Grant; American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship Program; Stanford University Center on Poverty and Inequality Research Fellowship; UC Davis Center for Poverty Research, Visiting Scholar