Professor Germano’s teaching and research interests include the the politics of international migration, international political economy, and the political economy of Mexico and Central America. He is the author of Outsourcing Welfare: How the Money Immigrants Send Home Contributes to Stability in Developing Countries (Oxford University Press). Professor Germano’s research has also appeared or is forthcoming in a number of scholarly journals, including Perspectives on Politics, The N.Y.U. Law Review, Research & Politics, Latino Studies, Migration Studies, Electoral Studies, and The William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal. His work has been funded by two grants from the National Science Foundation. In addition to being an Adjunct Asistant Professor in the Program of International Relations, Professor Germano is also a Research Scholar at NYU's School of Law.
Professor Germano has also written, directed, and produced five award-winning documentaries based on his research in Mexico and Central America. His 2010 documentary The Other Side of Immigration won the 2011 American Library Association Notable Video Award and has screened at more than 150 film festivals, universities, and community events. His 2013 short film A Mexican Sound was an official selection at the Boston Latino Film Festival, the San Diego Latino Film Festival, and others. His 2014 documentary series Immigrant America was broadcast by Vice News and won the Audience Award at the Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival.
Professor Germano has been a guest on All In with Chris Hayes (MSNBC), Al Punto con Jorge Ramos (Univisión), Weekend Edition (NPR), and The Brian Lehrer Show (WNYC). His work has been featured by The Economist, El País, Deutsche Welle, and The Huffington Post. He has written for Slate and Vice News.