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Cecilia Menjívar holds the Dorothy L. Meier Chair and is Professor of Sociology at UCLA. Prior to arriving at UCLA, she was Foundation Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas. Menjívar’s publications include the books, Fragmented Ties: Salvadoran Immigrant Networks in America (California, 2000) Enduring Violence: Ladina Women’s Everyday Lives in Guatemala (California, 2011), and Immigrant Families, co-authored with Leisy Abrego and Leah Schmalzbauer (Polity, 2016). In addition, she has published 13 edited collections, including the most recent, The Handbook of Migration Crises, co-edited with Marie Ruiz and Immanuel Ness (Oxford, 2019). Menjívar has been recognized with several awards for her scholarship, including 6 book awards, 4 prizes for articles published, and a career award. She is the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship (2014) and an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship (2017). She served as Vice-President of the American Sociological Association (2015).
JACK W. PELTASON CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF DEMOCRACY & DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY 2019 ROBIN M. WILLIAMS ANNUAL LECTURE