Recipients of PSC Small Grant Awards

“Nothing and nobody can kick them out.” Incorporating the experiences of formerly undocumented older adults into aging and health research for the Latino/a population

Anampa Castro Catalina

Catalina Anampa Castro

My research interests are specifically understanding legal status and health. In the literature, we know legal status may be thought of as a fundamental cause of health, whereby undocumented immigrants are disadvantaged relative to documented immigrants. However, our understanding of immigrant illegality and health is limited to treating legal status as static rather than dynamic and changing across the life course. To fully understand racialized legal status as a social determinant of health, I propose to study the formerly undocumented Latino/a older adult population in the United States.