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Isabel García Valdivia

Education:

B.A., Chicana/o Latina/o Studies and Sociology, Pomona College; M.A., Sociology, University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Berkeley

Dissertation:

Becoming Invisible: Aging and Stratification for Older Immigrants in the United States and Mexico

Thesis Advisor:

Irene Bloemraad, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley and Cybelle Fox, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley

Research Topic:

Becoming Invisible: Aging and Stratification for Older Immigrants in the United States of Mexico, shines a spotlight on Mexican immigrant men and women at the other end of the spectrum – people who have lived in the United States for decades – and their transition into late adulthood. How does immigration status affect older immigrants’ late adulthood experiences? And how does the experience of illegality change across the life course? This work has implications for public policy as well as for academic theories of immigration and integration and aging.

Mentor:

Cecilia Menjívar, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles

Current Position:

President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles

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