Mean Streets Mean Streets Migration, Xenophobia and Informality in South Africa
edited by Jonathan Crush, Abel Chikanda, Caroline Skinner
  Diasporas, Development and Governance
edited by Abel Chikanda, Jonathan Crush, Margaret Walton-Roberts
Immigrant Families Immigrant Families
Cecilia Menjívar, Leisy J. Abrego
  Documenting the Undocumented: Latino/a Narratives and Social Justice in the Era of Operation Gatekeeper
Marta Caminero-Santangelo

Selected Recent Publications by CMR Affiliates


Menjívar, Cecilia. Temporary Protected Status in the United States: The Experiences of Honduran and Salvadoran Immigrants. Center for Migration Research, The University of Kansas, 2017.


Caminero-Santangelo, Marta. Documenting the Undocumented: Latino/a Narratives and Social Justice in the Era of Operation Gatekeeper. University Press of Florida, 2016.

Johnson-Motoyama, Michelle, Mindi Moses, Aislinn Conrad-Hiebner, and E. Susana Mariscal. "Developmental needs, referral and services among young children in the U.S. child welfare system: Implications for Latino children." Child Maltreatment (2016): 1-12.

Johnson-Motoyama, Michelle, Mindi Moses, Kann, T. K., E. Susana Mariscal, Levy, M., Navarro, C., & Fite, Paula J. "Parent, teacher, and school stakeholder perspectives on adolescent pregnancy prevention programming for Latino youth." Journal of Primary Prevention. (in press).

Menjívar, Cecilia. "Immigrant Criminalization in Law and the Media Effects on Latino Immigrant Workers’ Identities in Arizona." American Behavioral Scientist 60, no. 5-6 (2016): 597-616.

Menjívar, Cecilia, Leisy Abrego and Leah Schmalzbauer. Immigrant Families. Cambridge, UK: Polity, 2016.

Lin, Alex R., Cecilia Menjívar, Andrea Vest Ettekal, Sandra D. Simpkins, Erin R. Gaskin, and Annelise Pesch. "“They Will Post a Law About Playing Soccer” and Other Ethnic/Racial Microaggressions in Organized Activities Experienced by Mexican-Origin Families." Journal of Adolescent Research (online first).


Sevoyan, Arusyak, and Victor Agadjanian. "Male Labour Migration, Spousal Communication, and STI Treatment in Armenia." Culture, Health & Sexuality 17, no. 3 (2015): 296-311.

Chong, Kelly H. "“Asianness” under Construction: The Contours and Negotiation of Panethnic Identity/Culture among Interethnically Married Asian Americans." Sociological Perspectives (2015): 1-25.

Chikanda, Abel. "Zimbabwe: histoire des migrations internationales (Zimbabwe: An International Migration History)." In Dictionary of international migration. Geohistorical approach (Dictionnaire des migrations internationals: Approche géohistorique), edited by Gildas Simon, 359-362. Paris: Armand Colin, 2015.

Chikanda, Abel, and Belinda Dodson. "Medical migration from Zimbabwe: Towards new solutions?" In Geographies of Health and Development , edited by Isaac Luginaah, and Rachel Bezner Kerr, 281-295. Ashgate: Farnham, Surrey, 2015.

Johnson-Motoyama, Michelle, Emily Putnam-Hornstein, Alan J. Dettlaff, Kechen Zhao, Megan Finno-Velasquez, and Barbara Needell. "Disparities in Reported and Substantiated Infant Maltreatment by Maternal Hispanic Origin and Nativity: A Birth Cohort Study." Maternal and child health journal 19, no. 5 (2015): 958-968.

Menjívar, Cecilia. “Central American Immigrant Workers: How Legal Status Shapes the Labor Market Experience.” In Immigration and Work (Research in the Sociology of Work), Vol. 27, edited by Jody Agius Vallejo, 3-28. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., 2015.

Menjívar, Cecilia and María Enchautegui. “Confluence of the Economic Recession and Immigration Laws in the Lives of Latino Immigrant Workers in the United States.” In Immigrant Vulnerability and Resilience: Comparative Perspectives on Latin American Immigrants During the Great Recession, edited by María Aysa-Lastra and Lorenzo Cachón, 105-126. New York: Springer, 2015.

Enchautegui, María E., and Cecilia Menjívar. “Paradoxes of Family Reunification Law: Family Separation and Reorganization under the Current Immigration Regime.” Law & Policy 37, no. 1-2 (2015): 32-60.

Fukui, Haruna M., and Cecilia Menjívar. "Bound by inequality: The social capital of older Asians and Latinos in Phoenix, Arizona." Ethnography 16, no. 4 (2015): 416-437.

Medina, Dulce, and Cecilia Menjívar. "The context of return migration: challenges of mixed-status families in Mexico's schools." Ethnic and Racial Studies 38, no. 12 (2015): 2123-2139.

Price, Chara D., Sandra D. Simpkins, and Cecilia Menjívar. "Sibling Behaviors and Mexican-Origin Adolescents’ After-School Activities." Journal of Adolescent Research (online first).

Simmons, William Paul, Cecilia Menjívar, and Michelle Téllez. "Violence and Vulnerability of Female Migrants in Drop Houses in Arizona The Predictable Outcome of a Chain Reaction of Violence." Violence against women 21, no. 5 (2015): 551-570.

Williford, Anne, Paula J. Fite, Michelle Johnson-Motoyama, and Andrew L. Frazer. "Acculturative Dissonance and Risks for Proactive and Reactive Aggression among Latino/a Adolescents: Implications for Culturally Relevant Prevention and Interventions." The Journal of Primary Prevention 36, no. 6 (2015): 405-418.

Kim, ChangHwan. "New Color Lines: Racial/Ethnic Inequality in Earnings among College‐Educated Men." The Sociological Quarterly 56, no. 1 (2015): 152-184

Kim, ChangHwan. "The Generational Differences in Socioeconomic Attainments of Korean Americans." In Second-Generation Korean Experiences in the United States and Canada, edited by Pyong Gap Min and Samuel Noh, 15-34. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015.


Accilien, Cécile and Anne François “Islands Without Borders: Teaching the Caribbean across Languages and Cultures” In Reimagining the Caribbean: Conversations among the Creole, English, French and Spanish Caribbean, edited by Valérie K. Orlando and Sandra Messinger Cypess. Lanham, MD.: Lexington Books, 2014.

Agadjanian, Victor, Evgenia Gorina, and Cecilia Menjívar. "Economic Incorporation, Civil Inclusion, and Social Ties: Plans to Return Home Among Central Asian Migrant Women in Moscow, Russia." International Migration Review 48, no. 3 (2014): 577-603.

Agadjanian, Victor, and Arusyak Sevoyan. "Embedding or Uprooting? The Effects of International Labour Migration on Rural Households in Armenia." International Migration 52, no. 5 (2014): 29-46.

Chikanda, Abel, and Jonathan Crush. "The geography of refugee flows to Zimbabwe." African Geographical Review 35, no. 1 (2014): 1-17.

Johnson-Motoyama, Michelle. "Does a Paradox Exist in Child Well-being Risks among Foreign-born Latinos, US-born Latinos, and Whites? Findings from 50 California cities." Child abuse & neglect 38, no. 6 (2014): 1061-1072.

Fite, Paula J., Joy Gabrielli, John L. Cooley, Sarah M. Haas, Andrew Frazer, Sonia L. Rubens, and Michelle Johnson-Motoyama. "Hope as a Moderator of the Associations Between Common Risk Factors and Frequency of Substance Use Among Latino Adolescents." Journal of psychopathology and behavioral assessment 36, no. 4 (2014): 653-662

Fite, Paula J., Michelle L. Hendrickson, Spencer Evans, Sonia L. Rubens, Michelle Johnson-Motoyama, and Jessica Savage. "Associations Between Proactive and Reactive Subtypes of Aggression and Lifetime Substance Use in a Sample of Predominantly Hispanic Adolescents." Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 23, no. 6 (2014): 398-406.

Kim, ChangHwan, and Arthur Sakamoto. "The Earnings of Less Educated Asian American Men: Educational Selectivity and the Model Minority Image." Social Problems 61, no. 2 (2014): 283-304.

Kim, ChangHwan, and Yang Zhao. "Are Asian American Women Advantaged? Labor Market Performance of College Educated Female Workers." Social Forces 93 (2014): 623-652.

Kim, Joo Ok. "Sleuth Cities: East LA, Seoul, and Military Mysteries in Martin Limón's Slicky Boys and The Wandering Ghost." Journal of Asian American Studies 17, no. 2 (2014): 199-228.

Menjívar, Cecilia. "The “Poli-Migra” Multilayered Legislation, Enforcement Practices, and What We Can Learn About and From Today’s Approaches." American Behavioral Scientist 58, no. 13 (2014): 1805-1819.

Menjívar, Cecilia. "Immigration Law Beyond Borders: Externalizing and Internalizing Border Controls in an Era of Securitization." Annual Review of Law and Social Science 10 (2014): 353-369.

Menjívar, Cecilia. “Implementing a Multilayered Immigration System: The Case of Arizona.” In Hidden Lives and Human Rights in the United States: Understanding the Controversies and Tragedies of Undocumented Immigration, edited by Lois A. Lorentzen, 179-204. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2014.

Aranda, Elizabeth, Cecilia Menjívar, and Katharine M. Donato. "The spillover consequences of an enforcement-first US immigration regime." American Behavioral Scientist 58, no. 13 (2014): 1687-1695.

Staples, William G. Everyday Surveillance: Vigilance and Visibility in Postmodern Life. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (Second Edition), 2014.


Chong, Kelly H. "Children and the Shifting Engagement with Racial/Ethnic Identity among Second-Generation Interracially Married Asian Americans." Journal of Asian American Studies 16, no. 2 (2013): 189-221.

Kim, ChangHwan, and Arthur Sakamoto. "Immigration and the Wages of Native Workers: Spatial versus Occupational Approaches." Sociological Focus 46, no. 2 (2013): 85-105.

Menjívar, Cecilia. "Central American immigrant workers and legal violence in Phoenix, Arizona." Latino Studies 11, no. 2 (2013): 228-252.

Menjívar, Cecilia (Co-Editor with Saer Maty Ba, Michael Borgolte, Donna Gabaccia, Dirk Hoerder, Alex Julca, Marlou Shrover and Gregogry Woolf). Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration Vols. 1-5 (Editor-in-Chief: Immanuel Ness). Chichester Willey-Blackwell, 2013.

Menjívar, Cecilia, and Daniel Kanstroom, eds. Constructing Immigrant 'Illegality': Critiques, Experiences, and Responses. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Kiliç, Zeynep, and Cecilia Menjívar. "Fluid adaptation of contested citizenship: second-generation migrant Turks in Germany and the United States." Social Identities 19, no. 2 (2013): 204-220.

Santos, Carlos, and Cecilia Menjivar. "Youth’s perspective on Senate Bill 1070 in Arizona: The socio-emotional effects of immigration policy." Association of Mexican American Educators Journal 7, no. 2 (2014): 7-17. (Lead article)

Santos, Carlos, Cecilia Menjívar, and Erin Godfrey. “Effects of SB 1070 on Children.” In Latino Politics and Arizona’s Immigration Law SB 1070, edited by Lisa Magaña and Erik Lee, 79-92. New York: Springer, 2013.

Sakamoto, Arthur and ChangHwan Kim. "The Economic Characteristics of Asian Americans in the 21st Century." In The Economics of Inequality, Poverty and Discrimination in the 21st Century, edited by Robert S. Rycroft. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2013.