Peer-reviewed Publications

2017 “Relationships Between the Public and Local Law Enforcement in North Carolina Counties with 287(g) Programs in North Carolina,” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 3(3): 417-431.

2016 “Understanding Crimmigration: Implications for Racial and Ethnic Minorities Within the United States.” Sociology Compass, 10: 805812. doi: 10.1111/soc4.12401.

2016 “Teaching and Learning Guide: Understanding Crimmigration: Implications for all Racial and Ethnic Minorities,” Sociology Compass 10: 1072-1076.


In-progress publications

2018  “Redefining Responses to Racialized Immigrant Threat” (Revise & Resubmit at Law & Policy)

2018 “Collective Amnesia: White Innocence and Ignorance in the Devolution of Immigration Enforcement” (Revise & Resubmit at the American Behavioral Scientist)

2018 “Writing in Race: Evidence Against Employers’ Assumptions About Race
and Soft Skills” (Revise & Resubmit at Social Problems with Jessi Streib, Carlos Tavares, and Emi Weed)

2018 “Gender Neutral? How Women and Men Present Themselves in Job Applications” (Revise & Resubmit at Sex Roles: A Journal of Research with Jessi Streib, Carlos Tavares, and Emi Weed)

2018 “Re-Writing Inequality: How Written Job Applications Revise the Link between Origins and Destinations” (Revise & Resubmit at Sociology of Education with Jessi Streib, Carlos Tavares, and Emi Weed)

2018 “Shaping and Maintaining Local Immigration Enforcement Policies through Collective Amnesia: White Saviors and Economic Motivations” (invited book chapter for Whitelash: White Resistance to Racial Equality in the Era of Trump Era)

2018 “Ethnic Minorities and Criminalization of Immigration Policies in the US” (invited book chapter for The Palgrave Handbook of Ethnicity)

2018 The Browning of Threat: The “Unintended” Aftermath of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in a New Destination Community (Book Manuscript in Preparation)


Non Peer-reviewed Works

2017: “By the Numbers: Enforcing immigration in the Tar Heel state.” Scalawag Issue 8.

2016: “Teaching Note: Incorporating Art into Lessons on Immigration, Race, and Development in the  United States.” The Southern Sociologist 48(1).

December 8, 2016: “10 ways to integrate current events into classes.” Sage Connection.


Press and Community Appearances

The State of Things: How One Immigration Program Is Impacting North CaroliniansOctober 26, 2018.

The Appeal: Political Report. October 11, 2018.

La Voz Independiente. July 4, 2018. “Muy Pocos Hispanos Votaron en Henderson.”

Libre. April 28, 2018. Gastonia-Know Your Rights

Down Home NC-Alamance Chapter. March 7, 2018. 287(g) Community Forum/Foro Communitario.

Hola Noticias. December 5, 2017. “ICE deportó a 288 inmigrantes desde Mecklenburg,”

QuePasa. April 6, 2016. “Cientos protestan en el Triángulo en contra de la nueva ley estatal HB2.”

North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus.  November 12, 2015. “Sanctuary city ban prompts protest at governors mansion.”