Grad Students

Chiara Galli

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Fields of Study

international migration, migration and asylum policy, unaccompanied minors, central american immigrants, transnationalism, ethnography


Book Chapters

  • Galli, C. (2014) Immigrazione e imprenditoria nella Spagna della crisi economica. In Nanni, M.P & Pittau, F. (Eds.), Rapporto immigrazione e imprenditoria 2014 (pp. 43-48). Rome, Italy: Edizioni IDOS.
  • Galli, C. & Lizarraga, C. (2012). Creación de un área de apoyo a los microemprendedores inmigrantes en riesgo de exclusión social en Granada (España). In López Castellano, F., García-Quero, F. & Aboussi, M. (Eds.), Empresariado inmigrante, instituciones y desarrollo (pp. 293-308).Granada, Spain:Editorial Comares.

Policy reports

  • Galli, C., Pittau, F. & Ricci, A. (Eds.). (2014) Migrant Access to Social Security: The Italian Case. Seventh EMN Italy Report. Rome, Italy: Edizioni IDOS.
  • E. Cesarini, R. Cramerotti, C. Galli, Z. Pasztor, F. Pittau & A. Ricci, (Eds). (2014). Annual Policy Report on Immigration and Asylum in Italy 2013. European Migration Network - Italian National Contact Point.

Grants and Awards

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship 2015-2020

UCLA Graduate Summer Research Mentorship, Summer 2015

Conference Presentations

“Humanitarian Paths to Legal Status for vulnerable immigrants in the United States,” presented at the UCLA International Migration Working Group meeting on 10/14/2016.

“Humanitarian Paths to Legal Status for vulnerable immigrants in the United States,” presented at Migrants, Refugees and Global Justice: Comparative Perspectives in Societies of Migration Conference, Humboldt University of Berlin, on 09/07/2016.

"Becoming refugees: an ethnographic account of youth asylum seekers' struggle to conform to the western categories of the US asylum system" presented at the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) Conference in Poznan, Poland on 07/14/2016.

“Trading In Suffering For Rights: An Ethnographic Account of Humanitarian Paths to Legal Status in The United States” presented at Annual UC-Wide International Migration Conference, University of California Irvine on 04/22/2016.

"Youth as 'ideal victims' in the US asylum process" presented at the UCLA Center for the Study of International Migration's UCLA-Science Po Graduate Student Workshop on 10/30/2015


Roger Waldinger & Stefan Timmermans


MA in Sociology, University of California Los Angeles

MA in Migration and Development Studies, Universidad de Granada (Spain)

BA in Development Economics, Universita' di Roma La Sapienza (Italy)