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 Aysa-Lastra, Maria   Name: Maria Aysa-Lastra
Title: Associate Professor
Education:
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
M.A., University of Pennsylvania
M.P.P., Georgetown University
B.A., Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM)
Office: 329 Kinard Hall  
Phone: 803/323-4654
E-mail: aysalastram@winthrop.edu  
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Area(s):
International migration, Population, Quantitative Methods, Stratification, Latino Populations

Dr. Aysa-Lastra is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Winthrop. She received her doctorate in demography from University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests focus on comparative international migration, immigrant integration, labor stratification, and social vulnerability. Her last edited volume, Immigrant Vulnerability and Resilience, focuses on Latino immigrant populations during the Great Recession in the United States and Spain. She is currently working on the economic and social integration of internally displaced populations in Colombia. She has published in refereed journals such as Rural Sociology, Journal of Refugee Studies, Journal of Family Violence, International Journal of Population Research and Bulletin of Latin American Research, Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicas, Norteamérica, Revista Internacional de Sociología, among others; and book chapters in academic presses in the United States, Colombia, Spain and Mexico. She regularly teaches Quantitative Research Methods, Urban Sociology, Sociology of Peace and Conflict Resolution, Principles of Sociology, Population and Society, Global Migration and Immigration Policy, and offers Undergraduate Research opportunities.

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