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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


Undergraduate Researcher
Lilián Juárez Armenta is a fourth-year, transfer, undergraduate student at UC Berkeley, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Spanish Linguistics. She plans to attend law school after graduating from UC Berkeley... more of Lilián Juárez Armenta
Undergraduate Researcher
My name is Karla Gutierrez Cebrero, I am a first year bioengineering major interested in research that explores the experience of undocumented students after they graduate from college. Specifically, the strategies that... more of Karla Gutierrez Cebrero
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 Researcher
Growing up in a low-income unincorporated community, resource accessibility, mutual aid, and education reform-centered work have always been a passion of mine. My personal experiences as an undocumented Latina in South... more of Meysi Ramon Francisco
Undergraduate Researcher
Erandi Garcia is a third-year student double majoring in Spanish and Sociology. Her current research includes investigating the erasure of language when migrating to a different country. This research is important to... more of Erandi Garcia
BIMI Policy Brief and Communications Graduate Fellow
Alexandra Gessesse is a daughter of Ethiopian-Greek immigrants, and was raised in a household, and culture, that invested in and celebrated African philosophy and intellectualism. She graduated from the... more of Alexandra Gessesse
Undergraduate Researcher
Mehnaz is a 3rd year student studying Political Science with a minor in Public Policy. She is from Elk Grove, California, where she developed a profound appreciation for the rich culture of the Punjabi migrant community... more of Mehnaz Grewal
Undergraduate Researcher
I was born and raised in a small village in Nepal. I am a first-generation college student. I have a diploma in Civil Engineering from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. I am a third-year transfer student and currently... more of Jiban Gurung
Undergraduate Researcher
Nilufar Kayhani is a fourth year undergraduate student majoring in Public Health. Nilufar is the daughter of Afghan refugees. Growing up, she witnessed how difficult accessing healthcare is for immigrant communities. As... more of Nilufar
BIMI Student Researcher
Nilufar is an undergraduate student at the school of Public Health. She is co-founder of  Afghan Clinic, an online health education initiative created by and for Afghan refugees She has designed and... more of Nilufar Kayhani
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
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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
Naomi M. Yitref is a doctoral student in the Jurisprudence and Social Policy (JSP) Program at UC Berkeley Law. Just before that, she graduated Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Honors... more of Naomi M. Yitref
Undergraduate Research Fellow
Dewi Zarni graduated from UC Berkeley in December 2021, where she majored in American Studies with a concentration in Race, Migration, and the Carceral State. Dewi was exposed to the complexities of the immigration... more of Dewi Zarni

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