Stephanie Lynnette Canizales

Doctoral Student at University of Southern California

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.

She is a graduate research assistant for the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity, as well as the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute at USC.

Stephanie was recently awarded Honorable Mention for the American Sociological Association International Migration Section Aristide Zolberg Student Scholar Award for her paper on the adaptation of Guatemalan Maya youth in Los Angeles.


  • –present
    Doctoral student, University of Southern California


  • 2014
    Exploitation, Poverty, and Marginality Among Unaccompanied Migrant Youth, UC Davis Center for Poverty Research


USC Dornsife College Doctoral Fellow; Stanford University Center on Poverty and Inequality Research Fellowship; UC Davis Center for Poverty Research, Visiting Scholar

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