Maria Cristina Garcia

Maria Cristina Garcia is the Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies at Cornell University. Her work focuses on refugees, immigration, exiles, and transnationals in the Americas. Her first book Havana USA: Cuban Exiles and Cuban Americans in South Florida, provides an in-depth look at the migration of Cubans to the United States after Fidel Castro took power in 1959.

Her more recent work Seeking Refuge: Central American Migration to Mexico, and the United States, and Canada, is, in her own words, “a study of the individuals, groups, and organizations that responded to the Central American refugee crisis of the 1980s and 1990s, and helped reshape refugee policies throughout North America.”

Garcia has appeared on NPR.

maria cristina garcia

Howard A. Newman Professor in American Studies at Cornell University

Areas of Expertise: Immigration, U.S.-Cuban Relations, Latino U.S. History

Location: Ithaca, NY

Contact:

Phone: (607) 255-0469

Email: mcg20@cornell.edu

Heard on Morning Edition, ‘Young Migrants May Request Asylum, But It’s Hard To Get.’

\

Added January 2015

Last Verified: January 2015

 

Contact

Suggestions? Comments? Email us at sourceoftheweek@npr.org

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

%d bloggers like this: