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The following scholars, writers, and editors are available to members of the media to talk about their work in this area. Following is information about their background, special interests, and preferred manner of contact. Listed email addresses should be copied into an email client, replacing "at" with "@".

Itty Abraham
Itty Abraham, formerly Program Director, Social Science Research Council, is Research Fellow, East-West Center, Washington, D.C., and author of The Making of the Indian Atomic Bomb: Science, Secrecy and the Postcolonial State; as well as co-editor of Illicit Flows and Criminal Things: States, Borders, and the Other Side of Globalization.
See also Willem van Schendel

Contact
Publicist: Theresa Halter
Publicist's Email: thalter at indiana.edu

George Borjas
George Borjas is the Robert W. Scrivner Professor of Economics and Social Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Borjas’s research on the economic impact of immigration is widely perceived as playing a central role in the debate over immigration policy in the United States and abroad. Business Week and the Wall Street Journal, in a front-page feature article, have called him "America’s leading immigration economist." He has appeared on CNN's Lou Dobbs Tonight, the PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, the nightly news shows of CBS and NBC, the Fox News Network's O'Reilly Factor and Fox and Friends, and Ben Wattenberg's Think Tank.
 
Bibliography: Friends or Strangers: The Impact of Immigrants on the U.S. Economy, Labor Economics, and Heaven’s Door: Immigration Policy and the American Economy.
 
Contact
Web: http://www.borjas.com/
Email: gborjas at harvard.edu
Phone: 617-495-1393

Isabel Alvarez Borland
Isabel Alvarez Borland is Professor of Spanish and Director of Latin American and Latino Studies at the College of the Holy Cross and author of Cuban-American Literature of Exile: From Person to Persona.
See also Lynette Bosch, co-editor of Cuban-American Literature and Art and Identity, Memory, and Diaspora
See also Jorge Gracia, co-editor of Identity, Memory, and Diaspora

Contact
Publicist: Fran Keneston, SUNY Press
Email: fran.keneston at sunypress.edu
Phone: 518-472-5000

Lynette Bosch
Lynette M. F. Bosch is Professor of Art History at State University of New York College at Geneseo and author of Cuban-American Art in Miami: Exile, Identity and the Neo-Baroque.
See also Isabel Borland, co-editor of Cuban-American Literature and Art and Identity, Memory, and Diaspora
See also Jorge Gracia, co-editor of Identity, Memory, and Diaspora

Contact
Publicist: Fran Keneston, SUNY Press
Email: fran.keneston at sunypress.edu
Phone: 518-472-5000

Louis DeSipio
Associate Professor of Political Science and Chicano/Latino Studies at the University of California, Irvine, DeSipio's research focuses on U.S. ethnic politics, particularly Latino Politics, and immigration policy, particularly the process of political adaptation among contemporary immigrants.

Bibliography: Counting on the Latino Vote: Latinos as a New Electorate, Making Americans, Remaking America: Immigration and Immigrant Policy, Muted Voices: Latinos and the 2000 Election.

Contact
Email: ldesipio at uci.edu
Phone: 949-824-1420

Nadia Y. Flores-Yeffal
Nadia Y. Flores-Yeffal, an assistant professor of sociology at Texas A&M University, is herself an immigrant from Mexico, whose status was regularized under the Amnesty of 1986. Her PhD is from the University of Pennsylvania.

Contact
Email: floresn at tamu.edu

Jorge J. E. Gracia
Jorge J. E. Gracia is SUNY Distinguished Professor and Samuel P. Capen Chair in Philosophy at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. His many books include Race or Ethnicity? On Black and Latino Identity.
See also Isabel Borland and Lynette Bosch, co-editors of Identity, Memory, and Diaspora

Contact
Publicist: Fran Keneston, SUNY Press
Email: fran.keneston at sunypress.edu
Phone: 518-472-5000

Robert Lee Maril
Professor and chair of the Department of Sociology, East Carolina University, Maril was the first civilian given full access to the U.S. Border Patrol, riding with them for twenty-four months.

Bibliography: Waltzing With the Ghost of Tom Joad: Poverty, Myth, and Low-Wage Labor in Oklahoma, Living on the Edge of America: At Home on the Texas-Mexico Border, The Bay Shrimpers of Texas: Rural Fishermen in a Global Economy, Poorest of Americans: The Mexican Americans of the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, Patrolling Chaos: The U.S. Border Patrol in Deep South Texas

Contact
Email: marilr at mail.ecu.edu
Phone: 252-328-6147

Immanuel Ness
Immanuel Ness is Professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College City University of New York. He is the editor of the journal WorkingUSA. His books include Trade Unions and the Betrayal of the Unemployed: Labor Conflict in the 1990s and Organizing for Justice in Our Communities: Central Labor Councils and the Revival of American Unionism.

Contact
Publicist: Gary Kramer
215-204-3440
gkramer at temple.edu

S. Karthick Ramakrishnan
Assistant Professor of Political Science, UC Riverside, and Adjunct Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California, Ramakrishnan is the editor or author of Democracy in Immigrant America, Immigrants and Local Governance: The View from City Hall, and Transforming Politics, Transforming America.

Contact
Email: karthick at ucr.edu
Phone: 951-827-5540

Guadalupe San Miguel, Jr.
San Miguel, Jr. is a professor of history at the University of Houston, is a past president of the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies. He is the author of three books published by Texas A&M University Press: Brown, Not White: School Integration and the Chicano Movement (2001), Let All of Them Take Heed: Mexican Americans and the Quest for Educational Equality (reprint edition, 2001), and Tejano Proud: Tex-Mex Music in the Twentieth Century (2002).

Contact
Email: gsanmiguel at uh.edu

Willem van Schendel
Willem van Schendel is Professor, Modern Asian History, University of Amsterdam and head of the Asia Department, International Institute of Social History. His books include The Bengal Borderland: Beyond State and Nation in South Asia, and the co-edited Illicit Flows and Criminal Things: States, Borders, and the Other Side of Globalization.
See also Itty Abraham

Contact
Publicist: Theresa Halter
Publicist's Email: thalter at indiana.edu

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