Areas of Specialization
Immigration, Families, Inequality, Race and Ethnicity, and Globalization
Andrea Gómez Cervantes is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Kansas. Andrea is a fellow at the American Sociological Association, Minority Fellowship Program (2017-2018) and a receiver of the National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Award (2017-2018). At the University of Kansas she has worked as Research Assistant at the Center for Migration Research and served as Teaching Assistant for various sociology courses in the department. She earned her B.S. in Sociology with a minor in French at Grand Valley State University in 2011. Andrea’s research investigates immigrants' integration, immigration policy, and social inequality. In her current work she explores the intersections of legal status and race/ethnicity via the spillover effects of immigration law and its enforcement on the everyday lives of immigrant families and communities in the Midwest of the U.S.