Claudia Masferrer will join the Centre on Demographic, Urban and Environmental Studies at El Colegio de Mexico as an Assistant Professor on January 2016. She is currently a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre Urbanisation Culture Société at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique in Montreal, Canada. She holds a PhD in Sociology from McGill University, an MSc in Statistics from The University of Texas at Austin, and a BSc in Applied Mathematics from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. Her scholarship bridges sociology and demography, engaging with theories in family, migration, and race and ethnic studies. Specifically, her research interests focus on the intersection of migration, immigrant integration and family dynamics, and how policy mediates these processes. Her work aims to contribute to the understanding of North America as a region of emigration, immigration, transit, and return migration.
In spite of a major economic slowdown in 2007-2009 and an increasing escalation of immigration and border enforcement in both the United States and Mexico over the last decade, unauthorized migration from the Northern Triangle of Central America (NTCA, i.e., El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras) has persisted. In light of a historical and demographic overview, we offer a set of basic policy recommendations for the management of the different migration flows, and the establishment of new data and research needs to better understand their drivers and future trends