Current position: Associate Professor of Sociology; Associate Director, Center for the Study of Social Justice; Affiliate Faculty, Graduate Statistics Program and American Studies, University of Tennessee.
Brief bio: Stephanie’s research uses critical race theory and demographic techniques to examine the integration of ethnic minorities, especially Latinos, into new destination communities in the US Southeast. This work interrogates the racialization of immigrants, “crimmigration” policies, and institutionalized processes of discrimination in housing and transportation. Her most recent book is Immigration and Population (forthcoming 2015) and she has an additional book under contract. Making use of supercomputing resources at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Stephanie is also working with physicists to create new data visualization and computational methods using big data for understanding how and how well metropolitan areas absorb immigrants.