Chiara Galli

Klarman Postdoctoral Fellow


Chiara Galli is Klarman Postdoctoral Fellow in the Sociology Department at Cornell University. She is also an affiliate of the Center for the Study of Inequality. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California Los Angeles in 2020. Her research interests include: international migration, migration and asylum policy, law and society, children and youth studies, and qualitative research methods. Her book project is an ethnographic study examining Central American unaccompanied minors' experiences as they navigate applications for asylum and other forms of humanitarian immigration relief in the U.S., with the help of immigration attorneys. Her research has been published in Social Problems, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, and Ethnic and Racial Studies and has been generously supported by the National Science Foundation, the Haines Lindley Foundation, the P.E.O. Foundation, the California Immigration Research Initiative, and the Latino Center for Leadership Development.​