Last updated on: 8/6/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

Katharine M. Donato, PhD Biography

Title:
Donald G. Herzberg Professor of International Migration and Director of the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“As migrant human capital has grown in recent decades between the United States and Central America, Congress has been unable to pass comprehensive immigration policy reform. The existing policy regime has significant shortcomings, especially with respect to protections for child migrants and family reunification… It is time to recognize that these children need protections in the form of permanent legal status to reunify with their families. If the United States cannot pass comprehensive immigration reform, at minimum it should provide for the children of immigrants it readily employs.”

Cowritten with Blake Sisk, “Children’s Migration from Mexico and Central America to the United States: Evidence from the Mexican and Latin American Migration Projects,” Journal of Migration and Human Security, 2015

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Donald G. Herzberg Professor of International Migration and Director of the Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University, Aug. 2016-present
  • Editorial Board, International Migration Review, 2014-2017
  • Professor of Sociology at Vanderbilt University, 2006-2016
  • Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Rice University, 2000-2006
  • Associate Professor, Epidemiology, University of Texas School of Public Health, 2000-2006
  • Research Associate (Special Sworn Status), Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies, 2000-2006
  • Research Faculty Associate, El Colégio de San Luis Potosí, Mexico, 1997-2006
  • Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Louisiana State University, 1995-1996
  • Visiting Professor, El Centro de Investigaciones Historicas, San Luis Potosí, Mexico, 1996
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Louisiana State University, 1988-1995
  • Research Associate, Population Research Center at the University of Chicago and NORC, 1990-1992
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Population Research Center, University of Chicago and NORC, 1988-1989
Education:
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Demography, University of Chicago, 1989
  • PhD, Sociology, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1988
  • MA, Sociology, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1984
  • MSW, Social Welfare, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, 1981
  • BA, Economics, New York Institute of Technology, 1978
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. How Are Illegal Immigration and Globalization Related?