Patler, Caitlin, Erin Hamilton, Kelsey Meagher,* and Robin Savinar.* In Press. “Uncertainty about DACA May Undermine its Positive Impact on Health for Recipients and their Children.”Health Affairs. 38(5): 738-745.

  • Health Affairs Featured Article

Hamilton, Erin, Caitlin Patler, and Jo Haile. 2019. “Growing up without Status: The Integration of Unauthorized Children and Children of Unauthorized Parents.”Sociology Compass. Online first.

Patler, Caitlin, Jeffrey O. Sacha, and Nicholas Branic. 2019. “The Black Box within a Black Box: Solitary Confinement Practices in a Subset of U.S. Immigrant Detention Facilities.” Journal of Population Research. 35(4): 435-465.

Patler, Caitlin. 2018. “To Reveal or Conceal: How Diverse Undocumented Youth Navigate Legal Status Disclosure.Sociological Perspectives. 61(6):857-873.

  • 2018 Sociological Perspectives Best Article Award
  • Editor’s Pick for Vol. 61.6 for “quality, relevance, and contribution to the discipline.”

Patler, Caitlin. In Press. “Undocumented Disadvantage, Citizen Advantage, or Both? The Comparative Educational Outcomes of Second and 1.5-Generation Latino Young Adults.” International Migration Review. Online first.

Patler, Caitlin. 2018. “Undocumented Youth Organizations, Anti-Deportation Campaigns, and the Boundaries of Belonging.” Social Problems. 65(1):95-115. 

Patler, Caitlin and Whitney N. Laster Pirtle. 2018. “From Undocumented to Lawfully Present: Do Changes to Legal Status Impact Psychological Wellbeing Among Latino Immigrant Young Adults?Social Science & Medicine. 199(1):39-48.

  • Winner, American Sociological Association Latina/o Sociology Section Distinguished Contribution to Research Article Award, 2018
  • News Coverage: Public Radio International, CNN, Highly Relevant Podcast, KFBK News Radio, NPR/Valley Public Radio, University of California News
  • Featured on Youth Circulations Blog, ImmigrationProf Blog, and American Sociological Association Section on Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility “My Two Cents” Column

Patler, Caitlin and Tanya Golash-Boza. 2017. “The Fiscal and Human Costs of Immigration Detention and Deportation in the United States.” Sociology Compass11(11):1-9.

Patler, Caitlin and Nicholas Branic. 2017. “Patterns of Spouse and Child Visitation during Immigration Detention.” RSF: The Russell Sage Journal of the Social Sciences 3(4):18-36.

Patler, Caitlin, Kristina Shull and Katie Dingeman-Cerda. Forthcoming. “Detention and Deportation.” in The Routledge International Handbook of Migration Studies, Second Edition., edited by S. J. Gold and S. J. Nawyn. London and New York: Routledge.

Patler, Caitlin and Roberto G. Gonzales. 2015. “Framing Citizenship: Media Coverage of Anti-Deportation Cases Led by Undocumented Immigrant Youth Organizations.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 41(9): 1453-74.

Patler, Caitlin. 2014. “Racialized Illegality: The Convergence of Race and Legal Status among Black, Latino and Asian-American Undocumented Young Adults.” In Carty, Victoria, Rafael Luévano and Tekle Woldemikael, Eds. Scholars and Southern Californian Immigrants in Dialogue: New Conversations in Public Sociology. Lexington Press.

Patler, Caitlin C. 2010. “Alliance-Building and Organizing for Immigrant Rights: The Case of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles,” in Milkman, Ruth et al. (editors), Low-Wage Worker Organizing and Advocacy: The L.A. Model. Ithaca, Cornell University Press.

Research Reports & Book Reviews

Patler, Caitlin, Erin Hamilton, and Robin Savinar*. 2018. “DACA Uncertainty May Undermine its Positive Impact on Psychological Wellbeing.”UC Davis Center for Poverty Research.

Patler, Caitlin. 2018. “The Impact of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) on the Psychological Wellbeing of Young Immigrants.” Scholars Strategy Network.

Patler, Caitlin. 2016. Book Review of Joana Dreby’s Everyday Illegal: When Policies Undermine Immigrant FamiliesContemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews45597599.

“The Economic Impacts of Long-Term Immigration Detention in Southern California.” 2015. UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment.

“From Undocumented to DACAmented: Impacts of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program, Three Years Following its Announcement.” 2015. UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (with Jorge Cabrera and Dream Team Los Angeles).

“Leaders on Campus and in the Community: The Civic and Educational Pathways of California Dream Network Members.” 2013. University of Southern California Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (with Veronica Terriquez and Uriel Rivera)

“Powerful Learning: The Impact of CHIRLA’s Wise Up! On Members’ Educational and Civic Pathways.” 2013. University of Southern California Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration and UCLA Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access. (With Veronica Terriquez, John Rogers, and Alejandra Johnson-Vargas).

“Aspiring Americans: Undocumented Youth Leaders in California.” 2012. University of Southern California Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration. (with Veronica Terriquez, translated into Spanish and Korean).

“Reaching the Dream: The Federal DREAM Act, the California Dream Act and Undocumented Student Activism.” 2011. Research & Policy Brief No. 10-June 2011. UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment. (with Lauren D. Appelbaum)



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