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Kenan Distinguished Professor Emerita of Sociology

Areas of Interest:

International Migration, Migration, Human Rights and Social Justice, Religion, Labor Markets


Ph.D., Sociology, The University of Texas at Austin, 1990. M.A., Sociology, The University of Texas at Austin, May 1987. B.A., Sociology, George Washington University, Washington DC., 1983.

Professional Background:

Jacqueline Hagan is Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Her central research area is international migration, with a special focus on migration between the United States and Latin America. She has conducted research on migration and labor markets, immigration policy effects, gender and migration, human rights and migration, and religion and migration.  She is the author of Deciding to be Legal (1994 Temple University Press), and award-winning books, Migration Miracle (Harvard Press 2008), and (co-authored with Ruben Hernandez Leon and Jean Luc Demonsant) of Skills of the Unskilled: Work and Mobility among Mexican Migrants (2015 University of California Press).

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