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Irene Bloemraad
Professor of Sociology
How do immigrants become incorporated into the political communities where they live? What are the consequences of their presence for politics and understandings of membership? Irene Bloemraad’s research investigates... more of Irene Bloemraad
Executive Director, BIMI
Dr. Mangat holds a Ph.D. in Social Sciences from Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar, India. She comes to us from the Goldman School of Public Policy where she was Director of GSPP’s Global Executive Education program... more of Harpreet Mangat


Nadia Almasalkhi
Policy & Communications Fellow
PhD student in Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. Before beginning graduate school, I worked as a casework intern in a refugee resettlement agency, as a legal assistant to immigration attorneys, and as... more of Nadia Almasalkhi
Communications Fellow
Morelia Chihuaque is currently a third year majoring in Political Science at UC Berkeley. Morelia' s main interests are human rights and immigration rights as a daughter to immigrants. She has witnessed the barriers and... more of Morelia Chihuaque
Undergraduate Research Fellow
Luna Kohut is a current third-year student at UC Berkeley double majoring in Global Studies and Sociology. She has a keen interest on understanding the politics of immigration law as well as the cross sections between... more of Luna Kohut
Policy & Communications Fellow
Hello! My name is Michelle Rivera Lopez, and I am a San Francisco Bay Area native. I am currently a third-year undergraduate student at UC Berkeley, double majoring in Sociology and Ethnic Studies. I am passionate about... more of Michelle Rivera Lopez
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Graduate Student Researcher
Stephanie is a Political Science PhD Student at UC Berkeley. Her interests include the partisan polarization of immigration policy and immigration courts, as well the determinants of voting behavior among... more of Stephanie Peng
Undergraduate Research Fellow
Brisa Rodriguez is a current third-year undergraduate student at UC Berkeley, majoring in both Psychology and Legal Studies. From a young age, she witnessed the barriers her two immigrant parents faced due to the lack... more of Brisa Rodriguez
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Graduate Student Researcher
I am a Graduate Student Research Assistant on BIMI's Mapping Spatial Inequality Project. I am interested in spatial patterns of health inequality and mortality. My primary research fields include spatial demography and... more of Ethan Roubenoff
Undergraduate Research Fellow
Dewi Zarni is a fourth-year UC Berkeley student majoring in American Studies with a concentration in Migration. Dewi was exposed to the complexities of the immigration process and its impact on families through her... more of Dewi Zarni

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