Laura Enriquez

Assistant Professor in Chicano/Latino Studies
University of California, Irvine

Laura E. Enriquez is Assistant Professor in Chicano/Latino Studies at the University of California, Irvine. She is author of the forthcoming book, Of Love and Papers: How Immigration Policy Affects Romance and Family. In it she explores how immigration status creeps into the more personal aspects of everyday life, constraining family formation and limiting intergenerational mobility. She argues that the imprint of illegality remains, even upon obtaining DACA or permanent residency. She is also Principle Investigator on the Undocumented Student Equity Project and the UC Collaborative to Promote Immigrant and Student Equity, both initiatives dedicated to conducting research to identify best practices for advancing educational equity for undocumented students and students from mixed-status families.