About the Author
Tanya Golash-Boza is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and American Studies at the University of Kansas. She is the author of Yo Soy Negro: Blackness in Peru (University Press of Florida, 2011) and Immigration Nation: Raids, Detentions and Deportations in Post-9/11 America (Paradigm Publishers, 2012) in addition to over a dozen peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in journals such as Social Forces, Social Problems, and Ethnic and Racial Studies, and dozens of essays in online and print magazines including The Nation, Counterpunch, Dissident Voice, and Racism Review. Her scholarship recently earned the Distinguished Early Career Award of the Racial and Ethnic Minorities Studies Section of the American Sociological Association. Her most recent work is on the consequences of mass deportation. With funding from a Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Award, she completed over 150 interviews with deportees in Brazil, Guatemala, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. She is writing a new book based on those interviews.