School of Social Service Administration
Roberto G. Gonzales focuses his research on the ways in which legal and educational institutions shape the everyday experiences and transitions to adulthood of poor, minority, and immigrant youth.
He is currently involved in several research projects: a four-and-a-half-year study of undocumented immigrant young adults in Los Angeles, a companion study in Seattle, and comparative projects on immigrant youth in the United States and Europe.
Gonzales was awarded a number of fellowships and other honors from such institutions as the University of Houston, University of California Irvine, and the National Academy of Sciences. He is also an affiliated faculty member of Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago and the University’s Katz Center for Mexican Studies.
He earned his PhD and MA in sociology from the University of California, Irvine, an AM from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, and a BA in sociology from Colorado College.
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