Professor Germano’s research focuses on financial remittances, immigration policy, and intellectual property law. He is the author of a new book called 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 and law reviews, including Perspectives on Politics, The University of Chicago Law Review, The N.Y.U. Law Review, Research & Politics, Latino Studies, Migration Studies, Electoral Studies, the Duke Law Journal, and The William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal. His work has been funded by two grants from the National Science Foundation. Professor Germano also holds the appointment of Senior Research Scholar at the NYU 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 American Library Association Notable Video Award and has screened at hundreds of 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 contributor to CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, Univision, Telemundo, WNYC, NPR, Vice News, and others. His essays have appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Slate, and Vice News.