Ángel A. Escamilla García

Ángel A. Escamilla García joins Yale as Assistant Professor of Sociology. His research primarily uses qualitative methods and focuses on the international migration of vulnerable groups like children, LGBTQ+ individuals, and indigenous migrants. He is especially interested in understanding how violence shapes these groups’ migration journeys. Escamilla García is currently writing a book that explores how migrant youth from Central America deal with the unpreventable violence they face as they move through Mexico on their way to the U.S. He is also working on a project that explores the role of language in the international migration experience of indigenous youth migrants from Guatemala. His next project will focus on the communities of migrants that are forming in Mexico as a result of the U.S. and Mexico’s immigration policies. Escamilla García’s research has been published in journals like Sociology of Race and Ethnicity and the Journal on Migration and Human Security Migration and has won numerous prizes, including most recently the best dissertation award from the Latin American Studies Association, Mexico Section. Escamilla García earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from Northwestern University where he was a Presidential Fellow, and he completed his postdoctoral work at Cornell University’s Migrations Initiative.