Dani Carrillo

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Research Interests: 
Immigration, Race/Ethnicity, Social Welfare, Urban Sociology
Curriculum Vitae: 


Dani Carrillo is a 7th year graduate student in the fields of immigration, race/ethnicity, and urban sociology. She is originally from Chicago Heights, IL, and graduated with a BA in Sociology and French Literature from Pomona College in 2010. For her Master’s research, she analyzed the Trajectories and Origins survey in France, and she found that exclusion, and more specifically religious exclusion, hinders citizenship behavior.

Her dissertation research focuses back to the United States, where she explores how Spanish-speaking immigrants use their networks to navigate social services in a suburban versus urban sphere.  She combines in-depth interviews and participant observation for this study. For the past two years, she served as a Graduate Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues.


 "This Food Fight is Personal." Editorial. The Los Angeles Times, April 14th, 2010

“Politics and Group Belonging: Predictors of Naturalisation Behaviour in France.” 2015. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

Dani Carrillo, Kristen Harknett, Allison Logan, Sigrid Luhr, and Daniel Schneider (authors listed alphabetically). “On-Call job, On-Call Family: The Necessity of Family Support among Retail Workers with Unstable Work Schedules” Social Service Review, (forthcoming)


Unity Out of Adversity: Non Profit Organizations' Collaborative Strategies to Serve Immigrants in Bay Area Suburbs - ISSI Working Paper Series

Additional Links: 

Institute for the Study of Societal Issues Graduate Fellows Program

Top 30 Thinkers Under 30. Pacific Standard. Spring 2016.

PhD Date:: 
May, 2018
Dissertation Title: 
Navigating Aid: Latinx Immigrants Accessing Services in a Post Welfare Reform Era
Dissertation Committee: 
Irene Bloemraad (Chair); Cybelle Fox; Cristina Mora; Carolina Reid (Department of City and Regional Planning)