Lives in Limbo

Join us for a discussion and book signing with Roberto Gonzalez as he shares some of his research conducted while writing "Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America."

Monday, February 27, 6:00-8:00pm
Ida Noyes Hall, Third Floor Theater
1212 East 59th Street

The first 100 students to register will receive a free copy of the book.
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Roberto Gonzalez is Assistant Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His research focuses on the factors that promote and impede the educational progress of immigrant and Latino students. Over the last decade and a half Gonzales has been engaged in critical inquiry around the important question of what happens to undocumented immigrant children as they make transitions to adolescence and young adulthood. Since 2002 he has carried out what is arguably the most comprehensive study of undocumented immigrants in the United States.

His book, Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America (University of California Press), is based on an in-depth study that followed 150 undocumented young adults in Los Angeles for twelve years. In addition, Gonzales' National UnDACAmented Research Project has surveyed nearly 2,700 undocumented young adults and has carried out 500 in-depth interviews on their experiences following President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. His work has been has been featured in top social science journals, including the American Sociological Review, Current Anthropology, and the Harvard Educational Review as well as in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, TIME magazine, U.S. News & World Report, and Chronicle of Higher Education.