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Maritsa Poros The City College Of New York, CUNY

Maritsa V. Poros is Associate Professor of Sociology at the City College of the City University of New York and appointed in Sociology at the Graduate Center of CUNY. She specializes in international migration. Her other research interests include social networks, inequalities, international development, race and ethnicity, feminism and urban studies. Her work has addressed the role of migrant networks in shaping labor market processes, the formation and influence of ethnic communities, migrant mobilization in southern Europe and forced migration studies. In 2011, Stanford University Press published her book, Modern Migrations: Gujarati Indian Networks in New York and London, which proposes a relational account of migration and migrant networks. Her book, with co-authors David Bartram and Pierre Monforte, Key Concepts in Migration was published by SAGE in 2014.  Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and she has held previous posts in academia and government at the University of East London, the Illinois Institute of Technology and the U.S. Census Bureau.