Gender and Illegality in the Lives of Undocumented Young Adults


Elizabeth Aranda

Assistant Dean, Global Engagement
Professor of Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences
University of South Florida


March 23, 2017

The scholarly literature has documented the ways in which an undocumented legal status shapes young adults' trajectories into adulthood; however, gender remains under-explored in this literature. This presentation illustrated the ways in which gender and illegality interact to shape the lived experiences of undocumented young adults, particularly during their transition to adulthood.