Department of Sociology
USC David and Dana Dornsife
College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089
PhD, Sociology, University of Southern California, In Progress
M.A., Sociology, University of Southern California, 2013
B.A., Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles, 2011
Canizales, Stephanie L. 2017. “How unaccompanied youth become exploited workers in the U.S.” Opinion editorial. The Conversation. Available here.
Agius Vallejo, Jody and Stephanie L. Canizales. 2016. “Latino/a professionals as entrepreneurs: how race, class, and gender shape entrepreneurial incorporation.” Ethnic and Racial Studies. DOI:10.1080/01419870.2015.1126329. Available here.
Canizales, Stephanie L. 2016. “Support and Setback: Catholic Churches and the Adaptation of Unaccompanied Guatemalan Maya Youth in Los Angeles.” Center for Migration Studies. Available here.
Canizales, Stephanie L. 2015. “American individualism and the social incorporation of Guatemalan Maya young adults in Los Angeles.” Ethnic and Racial Studies. DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2015.1021263. Available here.
- Winner of the American Sociological Association Section on Latina/o Sociology Distinguished Contribution to Research Article Award, 2017.
- Winner of the American Sociological Association Section on International Migration Aristide Zolberg Student Scholar Award Honorable Mention, 2014.
Canizales, Stephanie L. 2015. “Fast Fashion, Slow Integration: Guatemalan youth navigate life and labor in Los Angeles.” Youth Circulations, Lauren Heidbrink and Michele Statz (Eds.). Available here.
Canizales, Stephanie L. 2015. “Unaccompanied Migrant Children: A Humanitarian Crisis at the Border and Beyond.” UC Davis Center for Poverty Research. Policy brief. Available here.
Canizales, Stephanie L. 2014. “Life for child migrants is even harder beyond the US border.” The Conversation UK. Opinion editorial. Available here.
Canizales, Stephanie L. 2014. “Exploitation, Poverty and Marginality among Unaccompanied Migrant Youth.” UC Davis Center for Poverty Research. Policy brief. Available here.
Suro, Roberto, Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco, and Stephanie L. Canizales. 2015. “Removing Insecurity: Who American Children Will Benefit from President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration.” Tomas Rivera Policy Institute at USC and the Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education at UCLA. Policy report. Available here.
Fellowships + Awards
Dissertation Completion Fellowship. Ford Foundation, 2017-2018.
Dissertation Completion Fellowship Honorable Mention. Ford Foundation, 2016-2017.
Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. Haynes Lindley Foundation, 2016-2017.
Minority Fellowship Program. American Sociological Association, 2016-2017.
Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant. National Science Foundation Sociology Program, 2015-2016.
Graduate School Endowed Fellowship. University of Southern California, 2015-2016.
Maria Elena Martinez Summer Fieldwork Research Grant. USC Latin American and Latino Studies Program, 2015.
College 2020 Graduate Summer Research Stipend. University of Southern California Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, 2014.
Pre-doctoral Fellowship Honorable Mention. Ford Foundation, 2014.
Hispanic Poverty, Inequality, and Mobility Research Fellowship. Stanford University Center on Poverty and Inequality, 2013.
Center for Poverty Research Visiting Scholar. University of California at Davis, 2013.
Pre-doctoral Fellowship Award Alternate and Honorable Mention. Ford Foundation, 2013.
Dornsife College Doctoral Fellowship. University of Southern California, 2011- Present.
Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, University of Southern California, Research Assistant, 2015.
Program for Environmental and Regional Equity, University of Southern California, Research Assistant, 2014-2015.
Tomas Rivera Policy Institute, University of Southern California, Research Assistant to Roberto Suro, 2013-Present.
Department of Sociology, University of Southern California, Research Assistant to Jody Agius Vallejo, 2011-Present.
TEACHING AND MENTORING
Diversity and Racial Conflict, Sociology 142, University of Southern California, Teaching Assistant Spring 2014.
Immigrant America, Sociology 155, University of Southern California, Teaching Assistant Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2014, Spring 2015.
SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION
American Sociological Association International Migration Section Graduate Student Representative, 2017-2018.
American Sociological Association Latina/o Sociology Section Graduate Student Representative, 2015-2017
MEDIA AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
30 Top Thinkers Under 30, Pacific Standard Magazine, 2016.
Quoted in, “When Migrant Kids Become Homeless,” Al Jazeera America, 11/2015.
Quoted in, “Young immigrants placed in sponsor homes are at risk of abuse, experts say,” LA Times, 08/2015.
Research featured in, “Young, undocumented, and invisible,” Pacific Standard Magazine, 8/2014.
Interviewed for, “Where unaccompanied minors go when they immigrate to LA”, KPCC Take Two, Fall 2014.
American Sociological Association, sections on Children and Youth; Family; Inequality, Poverty and Mobility; International Migration; Latino/a Sociology; Race, Gender, and Class; Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Pacific Sociological Association
Society for the Study of Social Problems, sections on Family; Law and Society; Poverty, Class and Inequality; Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Sociologists for Women in Society
UCLA Center for the Study of International Migration
USC Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration