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Tanya Golash-Boza

Tanya Golash-Boza is a Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Merced. She has published five sole-authored books and 35 articles and book chapters. Her latest book Deported: Immigrant Policing, Disposable Labor and Global Capitalism was awarded the Distinguished Contribution to Research Book Award from the Latino/a Studies Section of the American Sociological Association. Her research focuses on issues of race and immigration. Deported (New York University Press 2015) explains mass deportation in the context of the global economic crisis. Her previous book, Due Process Denied (Routledge 2012), describes how and why non-citizens in the United States have been detained and deported for minor crimes, without regard for constitutional limits on disproportionate punishment. Immigration Nation (Paradigm 2012), provides a critical analysis of the impact that U.S. immigration policy has on human rights. Yo Soy Negro: Blackness in Peru (University Press of Florida 2011) explores discourses of blackness and racial identity in Peru. Her textbook, Race and Racisms: A Critical Approach (Oxford University Press 2015) provides a critical overview of contemporary race scholarship.


  • 2012–present
    Professor, University of California, Merced