Elizabeth Vaquera, PhD
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Executive Director, Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute
Associate Professor of Sociology & Public Policy, The George Washington University
Areas of Expertise: Latinos | DACA | TPS | Undocumented
Dr. Vaquera's research focuses on vulnerable and diverse groups, particularly Latinos/as and im/migrants. Her work has analyzed the character and importance of immigrant status, race, and ethnic identity in outcomes such as education, health, and emotional and social well-being. Dr. Vaquera translates this work into practice by designing and leading programs aimed at advancing Latinos from the pre-college to executive level. In addition to an extensive body of work published in leading peer-reviewed journals, Dr. Vaquera is the co-author of several books, including Education and Immigration (2013), which examines the educational experiences of immigrants and their children living in the U.S. Vaquera is the recipient of several federal grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.