migration; children; law; Latin America and Caribbean
Nina Siulc is Assistant Professor in the interdisciplinary Legal Studies program at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where she is also affiliate faculty of the Center for Research on Families; Center for Public Policy and Administration; and Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses informed by anthropological approaches to law and society and her training in culture and media, including "Immigration Debates and Public Policy;" "Law, Crime, and Society," "Freedom," and "Witnessing." Nina is active in the Political and Legal Anthropology section; Society for Urban, National, and Transnational Anthropology; and Childhood and Migration Interest Group. She also participates in the Law and Society Association and represents the University of Massachusetts at the Consortium of Undergraduate Law and Justice Programs.
While completing work on her Ph.D. Nina was the founding director of research at the Center on Immigration and Justice at the Vera Institute of Justice in New York City, and prior to that worked on several research projects focused on migration. Her dissertation research among persons deported from the United States to the Dominican Republic will be published in her forthcoming book, tentatively titled Unwelcome Citizens: Crime, Deportation, and the Meaning of Freedom. Nina's current project, Children of the Crimmigration Era, explores identify-formation among U.S. citizen children whose parents have been deported.