Stephanie Canizales received her PhD from the Department of Sociology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles in Spring 2018. 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 Journal of 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, Ford 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.
Stephanie is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at UC Merced.
Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of California at Merced
Chancellor's Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California at Merced
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Texas A&M University
Doctoral Student, University of Southern California
Support and setback: The Role of Religion in the Incorporation of Unaccompanied Indigenous Youth in Los Angeles, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Latino/a professionals as entrepreneurs: how race, class, and gender shape entrepreneurial incorporation, Ethnic and Racial Studies
Support and Setback: Catholic Churches and the Adaptation of Unaccompanied Guatemalan Maya Youth in Los Angeles, Center for Migration Studies
American individualism and the social incorporation of Guatemalan Maya young adults in Los Angeles, Ethnic and Racial Studies
Fast Fashion, Slow Integration: Guatemalan youth navigate life and labor in Los Angeles, Youth Circulations
Removing Insecurity: Who American Children Will Benefit from President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration, Tomas Rivera Policy Institute at USC and the Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education at UCLA
Unaccompanied Migrant Children: A Humanitarian Crisis at the Border and Beyond, UC Davis Center for Poverty Research
Exploitation, Poverty, and Marginality Among Unaccompanied Migrant Youth, UC Davis Center for Poverty Research
American Sociological Association
Sociologists for Women in Society
Society for the Study of Social Problems
Latin American Studies Association
Latina/o Studies Association
Ford Foundation; 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