Amada Armenta

Amada Armenta is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her B.A. in Political Science from Rice University and M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Professor Armenta’s research examines how the nation-state’s efforts to regulate migration shape notions of race, citizenship, and policing.

Representative Publications

Armenta, Amada. “Between Public Service and Social Control: Policing Dilemmas in the Era of Immigration Enforcement.” Social Problems 63.1 (2016): 111-126.

Stuart, Forrest, Amada Armenta, and Melissa Osborne. “Legal Control of Marginal Groups.” Annual Review of Law & Social Science 11.1 (2015): 235-254.

Armenta, Amada. “From Sheriff’s deputies to immigration officers: Screening immigrant status in a Tennessee jail.” Law & Policy 34.2 (2012): 191-210.

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