Catherine Lee

Rutgers University

Research Initiative:

Catherine Lee, assistant professor of sociology at Rutgers University, will write a book that examines how and why family and family reunification have been central to the regulation of immigration throughout U.S. history. Lee will trace the development of immigration policies from 1865 on, analyzing the ways in which constructs of the family and nation have shaped policymaking and continue to influence current efforts at reform.


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