The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress is pleased to announce several new scholars who have arrived or will arrive in residence in 2020.
Sophia Jordán Wallace will hold the Library of Congress Chair in Congressional Policymaking beginning in May and continuing through July.
Jordán Wallace is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington in Seattle and director of the Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality and Race. Her forthcoming co-authored book, "Walls, Cages, and Family Separation: Immigration in the Trump Era" (2020), examines public opinion towards contemporary immigration policies. She is working on a book project looking at negotiations between members of Congress on immigration bills, the conditions under which agreement on immigration legislation has been reached in the past, and what coalitions might make passage possible in the future.
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