Undocumented and in College
Students and Institutions in a Climate of National Hostility
Terry-Ann Jones, Laura Nichols
Edited by Terry-Ann Jones and Laura Nichols
About the BookThe current daily experiences of undocumented students as they navigate the processes of entering and then thriving in Jesuit colleges are explored alongside an investigation of the knowledge and attitudes among staff and faculty about undocumented students in their midst, and the institutional response to their presence. Cutting across the fields of U.S. immigration policy, theory and history, religion, law, and education, Undocumented and in College delineates the historical and present-day contexts of immigration, including the role of religious institutions. This unique volume, based on an extensive two-year study (2010–12) of undocumented students at Jesuit colleges in the United States and with contributions from various scholars working within these institutions, incorporates survey research and in-depth interviews to present the perspectives of students, staff, and the institutions.
Terry-Ann Jones is Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology and Director of the International Studies Program at Fairfield University.Laura Nichols is Associate Professor of Sociology at Santa Clara University.
“Based on careful and critical research, Undocumented and in College sheds light on the undocumented college students; a much needed resource that makes significant contributions to literature on education, immigration, and inequality.” - Ujju Aggarwal, The Graduate Center, CUNY