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Tibrine Da Fonseca

Sociology PhD Candidate

Tibrine joined the PhD program in the Fall of 2016. Prior to entering the program, Tibrine worked as lead paralegal with the Medical-Legal Partnership Boston, where she advocated on behalf of low-income individuals with medically-complex conditions and unmet legal needs, and contributed to several innovative research collaborations examining the social determinants of health. In addition, she served for two-years with the Mennonite Central Committee in Quito, Ecuador, where she managed a welcome center for urban refugees. Her current research traces the development of subnational immigration policies and examines how the politics of place shape the everyday experiences of mixed-status immigrant families. In 2018, Tibrine was awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

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Areas of Research/Interest: Social Stratification, Migration and Immigrant Incorporation, Urban Sociology, Health Inequality

Dissertation Committee: Chair: Alisa Lincoln, Members: Tiffany Joseph, Liza Weinstein, Felipe Filomeno

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