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Assistant Professor, Political Science and Legal Studies
Family Research Scholar 2010-11
Nina Siulc is interested in migration, crime, governance, and interstitial spaces such as borderlands and detention centers in the urban United States, the U.S./Mexican border region, Latin America and the Caribbean. She has explored the area of crime and criminalization of racialized immigrants in relation to narratives of national identity and security. As a Family Research Scholar, Siulc's project focused on the impacts of U.S. deportation practices on children and families. The leading principal of focus will involve qualitative research with families in the northeastern United States which will explore two extensive issues. The first issue she will address will be the impact of new deportation policies on U.S. citizen or U.S. based children whose parents have been deported. The second issue will analyze the impact on noncitizen children removed from the United States and returned to uncertain futures in their homelands. How children are affected by parental separation caused by deportation has not been extensively researched. Siulc’s research will provide further understanding of the confusion and anxiety that children face, as well as raise subsequent questions for future research.