Dr. Matt Bakker conducts research on the economic and political dimensions of transnational migration between Latin America and the United States. He has published widely on migrant political transnationalism across the US-Mexico divide and on the making of migrant remittances as a development tool. His latest research has focused on local immigration policies in the United States and examined efforts by social movements and local government officials to limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities and their migrant detention and deportation apparatus.
Dr. Delario Lindsey has always been interested in the sociology of cities, urban inequality and urban development. While at Marymount, his research has focused on understanding the issues shaping development and community change in the greater DMV. He serves as the principal investigator of an IRB-approved research project that explores the processes influencing community change in historically African-American communities in Arlington, Virginia. In particular, this project seeks to understand the social, political and economic forces contributing to the sustainability of diverse, stable a