School of Social Service Administration
Angela García studies the consequences of socio-legal inclusion and exclusion for marginalized immigrant groups in the United States and Spain. Focusing on subnational (state and local) immigration laws, she charts how immigrants’ everyday lives and incorporation trajectories are shaped by the legal contexts in which they reside. Her areas of expertise include international migration, law and society, race and ethnicity, Latino/a sociology, political sociology, social policy, and mixed and comparative methods.
García’s work has been published in International Migration Review, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, and Ethnic and Racial Studies. She contributed chapters to Culling the Masses: The Democratic Origins of Racist Immigration Policy in the Americas (Harvard University Press), as well as Recession without Borders and Mayan Journeys (Lynne Rienner Publishers). Her current book manuscript comparatively analyzes the incorporation effects of accommodating and restrictive local immigration laws in the United States from the perspective of undocumented Mexicans, the primary targets of these measures.
García earned an MA in Latin American studies and a PhD in sociology from the University of California, San Diego.