BIO

Laura Limonic is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the College of Old Westbury of the State University of New York. Her research is in the area of contemporary immigration to the United States and the integration trajectories of ethnic and ethno-religious groups. Her recent book, Kugel and Frijoles: Latino Jews in the United Stares on Latino Jews in the United States,  explores issues of ethnicity, race, class and religious community building among Latino Jewish immigrants in Boston, New York, Miami and Southern California. Her work has been supported by the Berman Foundation and the Association of Jewish Studies.

Laura received her PhD in Sociology from the CUNY Graduate Center in 2014.  She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin American Studies from Brandeis University and a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University. In addition to academic research, Laura has an extensive background in public policy research and advocacy.

EDUCATION

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Contemporary Jewish Immigrants

The Graduate Center

at the City University of New York

Ph.D. Sociology, 2014

Latino Immigrants

First Generation to College Students

Immigration Policy

Columbia University

School of International and Public Affairs

Master of International Affairs, 2003

Brandeis University

Bachelor of Arts, Latin American Studies, 1997

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