Elizabeth  Aranda

Elizabeth Aranda

Elizabeth Aranda


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Elizabeth Aranda is Professor of Sociology and Assistant Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Florida. Her research addresses migrants' emotional well-being and how they adapt to challenges posed by racial and ethnic inequalities and legal status. She has published two books, Emotional Bridges to Puerto Rico: Migration, Return Migration , and the Struggles of Incorporation (2006), and with Hughes and Sabogal, she is lead author of the book, Making a Life in Multiethnic Miami: Immigration and the Rise of a Global City (2014). Dr. Aranda has published her scholarship in journals such as Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, The Sociological Quarterly, Gender & Society, Social Science Research, and Social Problems, among others. Her current work is on the lives of undocumented young adults in Florida and how they navigate the terrain of illegality and marginalization.


Ph.D., Temple University, 2001