The Department of Political Science
Els de Graauw
Phone: (646) 312-4422
Location: VC 4-247
Els de Graauw specializes in American politics, immigration, civil society organizations, (sub)urban politics, and public policy. Her book on the role of immigrant-serving nonprofit organizations in advocating immigrant integration policies in San Francisco, with a focus on immigrant language rights, labor rights, and municipal ID cards, is under contract with Cornell University Press. She currently has under way a comparative study of city immigrant affairs offices in the United States, including case studies of New York, Houston, Detroit, and Louisville. She is also collaborating with Shannon Gleeson (Cornell University) on an institutional analysis of the implementation of the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in three metropolitan regions: the San Francisco Bay Area, the Greater Houston Area, and the New York City Metro Area.
Her research appears in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, WorkingUSA, Politics & Society, American Journal of Sociology, Daedalus, Annual Review of Political Science, Hérodote, and various edited volumes. Her work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Professional Staff Congress at CUNY, the Eugene M. Lang Foundation, the National Center for Border Security and Immigration (BORDERS), the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations (Harvard University), the Institute for the Social Sciences (Cornell University), the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues (UC Berkeley), and the Netherland-America Foundation.
Professor de Graauw earned her Ph.D. degree in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley. She has been a researcher at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Cornell University. In 2012, she co-founded the Section on Migration and Citizenship of the American Political Science Association. After serving as co-president for two years, she currently serves as its secretary. In 2014, she joined the editorial board of the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.
An up-to-date list of publications can be found on her website.
American Government: Practices and Values (POL 1101)
The Politics of Immigration and Integration in the United States (POL 3318)
The Peopling of New York City (IDC 3001H)
Citizenship and Public Affairs (PAF 1250 - online course)