Luis Guarnizo

Position Title
Professor Emeritus

  • Community & Regional Development
2329 Hart Hall

Professor Guarnizo is interested in the economic and political sociology of international migration and development. His research focuses on migrants’ mode of socioeconomic incorporation and political participation, the relationship between migration and citizenship, and migration and socioeconomic change and inequality at the local, national, and transnational scales. His work combines quantitative and qualitative methods in migrants’ places of origin and destination. He has studied these processes among Latin Americans in the United States and the European Union, as well as in s. His work has been published in the American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, International Migration Review, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Journal of Economic and Social Geography, and Ethnic and Racial Studies, among others.

Courses Taught

Comparative Ethnicity (CRD 176)

Transnational Community Development(CRD 180)

The Political Economy of Transnational Migration (CRD 246)

Select Publications

Migrants’ Transnational Political Engagement in Spain and Italy.” Migration Studies, 2017, with Ali Chaudhary and Ninna Sørensen. DOI:10.1093/migration/mnx061

“Commentary on the study of transnationalism: pitfalls and promise of an emergent research field.” Ethnic and Racial Studies, 2017, 40:9, 1486-1491, with Alejandro Portes & Patricia Landolt.

“The migration-development nexus and the changing role of transnational immigrant organizations.” Ethnic and Racial Studies, 2017, 40:3, 457-465.

“Room for Manoeuvre: Rethinking the Intersections between Migration and the Informal Economy in Post-Industrial Economies.” Population, Space and Place, 2017, with M. Anne Visser. DOI: 10.1002/psp.2085

“Paid Domestic Work, Globalization, and Informality.” Population, Space and Place, 2017, with Guadalupe Rodriguez. DOI: 10.1002/psp.2084

Ali R. Chaudhary & Luis Eduardo Guarnizo (2016): Pakistani immigrant
organisational spaces in Toronto and New York City
, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies,
DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2015.1126084

“The Fluid, Multi-Scalar, and Contradictory Construction of Citizenship.” Comparative Urban and Community Research. Forthcoming (2012).

"La migración de la región andina a España: ¿Responsabilidades y beneficios compartidos?" ["Migration from the Andean Region to Spain: SharedResponsibilities and Benefits?"]In La Región Andina y España: hacia una reformulación de sus relaciones - Relatoria. Forthcoming (2012). Quito, Ecuador: FLACSO.

“Notas sobre la movilidad contemporánea del capital y del trabajo.” ["Notes on the contemporary mobility of labor and capital"] In Migraciones de trabajo y movilidad territorial, edited by Sara María Lara Flores, Mexico DF: Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología and Manuel Ángel Porrúa editor. 2010, 47-80.

“Global Mobility, Shifting Borders, and Urban Citizenship.” Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie (Journal of Economic and Social Geography), 100(5): 610-622, 2009 (With Michael Peter Smith).

Londres Latina: la presencia colombiana en la capital británica. Mexico City: Porrúa Editores, 2008

"Colombia." In The New Americans - A Guide to Immigration since 1965, edited by Mary C. Waters and Reed Ueda, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Pp. 371-385 (With Marilyn Espitia), 2007.

"El Estado y la Migración Global Colombiana." Migración y Desarrollo, 2006, No. 6:79-101, Primer Semestre.

"Migration and Development: Lessons from the Mexican Experience." (With Raúl Delgado-Wise). Migration Policy Institute - electronic journal. February 1, 2007.

The Economics of Transnational Living, International Migration Review, vol 37(3):666-699, 2003.

Assimilation and Transnationalism: Determinants of Transnational Political Action among Contemporary Migrants(with Alejandro Portes and William Haller,American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 108(6: 1211-48, May, 2003.

Transnational Entrepreneurs: The Emergence and Determinants of an Alternative From of Immigrant Economic Adaptation (with Alejandro Portes and Willliam Haller). American Sociological Review, vol 67:278-298, 2002.

On the Political Participation of Transnational Migrants: Old Practices and New Trends. In Gary Gerstle and John Mollenkopf (eds), E Pluribus Unum? Contemporary and Historical Perspectives on Immigrant Political Incorporation. New York: Russell Sage Foundation. Pp. 213-263, 2001.

Mistrust, Fragmented Solidarity, and Transnational Migration: Colombians in New York and in Los Angeles. (With Arturo I. Sanchez and Elizabeth Roach). Ethnic and Racial Studies, col 22(2), March 1999.

Transnational Migration: A View from Colombia. (With Luz Marina Díaz). Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol. 22(2), March 1999.

The Study of Tranationalism: Pitfalls and Promise of an Emergent Research Field. (With Alejandro Portes and Patricia Landolt). Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol 22(2), March 1999.

Transnational Communities. Special Issue of the journal, Ethnic and Racial Studies. (Guest co-editor with Alejandro Portes and Patricia Landolt), vol. 22(2), March 1999.

The Rise of Trasnational Social Formations: Mexican and Dominican State Responses to Transnational Migration. Political Power and Social Theory. Vol. 12, pp. 45-94, 1998.

The Locations of Transnationalism. (With Michael Peter Smith). Transnationalism from Below. Comparative Urban and Community Research. v.6, pp. 3-34. Michael Peter Smith and Luis Eduardo Guarnizo (co-eds.), 1998.

Transnationalism from Below. Special Issue Comparative Urban and Community Research. v.6 (coeditor with Michael Peter Smith), 1998.

Related Links

Mistrust, Fragmented Solidarity, and Transnational Migration: Colombians in New York and in Los Angeles. (With Arturo I. Sanchez and Elizabeth Roach). Ethnic and Racial Studies, col 22(2), March 1999.

Transnational Migration: A View from Columbia. (With Luz marina Diaz). Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol. 22(2), March 1999.