Tanya Golash-Boza is a sociologist of race, ethnicity and immigration whose work explores racial and ethnic identities in the United States and Latin America as well as the racial disparities and human rights implications of U.S. immigration policy. As an Assistant Professor of Sociology and American Studies at the University of Kansas, she teaches courses on race, immigration and globalization.
Professor Golash-Boza's scholarship spans the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. Her work on Latino identities and the U.S. racial hierarchy has been published in International Migration Review, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and Social Forces. Her scholarship on black identities in Peru has been published in Social Problems and Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies as well as forms the basis for her book, Yo Soy Negro (February 2011, University Press of Florida). Her research on immigration policy and human rights has been published in several academic journals as well as in her book Immigration Nation? (Summer 2011, Paradigm Publishers).
Tanya Golash-Boza is the author of over a dozen articles and book chapters, two sole-authored books as well as dozens of essays in online and print magazines including The Nation, Counterpunch, Dissident Voice and Racism Review. Her innovative scholarship earned the Distinguished Early Career Award of the Racial and Ethnic Minorities Studies Section of the American Sociological Association in 2010. She also won the Best Article Award from the Latino/a Studies Section of the American Sociological Association in 2008 and a fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson Center for Junior Scholars of Democracy in Latin America in 2006.
Tanya Golash-Boza's 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 in 2009 and 2010. This research forms the basis of her book manuscript - Deported - and was published in the journal Societies without Borders in July 2010.
Tanya Golash-Boza graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Maryland, a Certificate of Anthropology from L'Ecole d'Anthropologie in Paris, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She lives in Lawrence, Kansas with her husband and three school-age children. She has lived in Latin America, Europe and the Caribbean, and speaks fluent English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French.
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