Chris Levesque joined Kenyon’s Department of Sociology in July 2023. His research studies migration, demography and the far-reaching consequences of U.S. immigration law. Specifically, he focuses on the legal process in newer immigrant destinations. He uses mixed methods to study the intersection between the criminal and immigration law — also referred to as “crimmigration” — examining the impacts of social stratification, detention, and legal access in the U.S. immigration court system. He is also interested in internal migration patterns in the metro and non-metro Midwest.
Prior to joining Kenyon, Chris was an affiliate with the University of Minnesota Law School’s Binger Center for New Americans and a predoctoral trainee in population studies at the Minnesota Population Center. He has also consulted and worked with organizations such as the Advocates for Human Rights and Migration Policy Institute.
Areas of Expertise
Immigration, law and society, demography
2023 — Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Minnesota: Twin Cities
2020 — Master of Arts from the University of Minnesota: Twin Cities
2013 — Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University