Els de Graauw
Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
de Graauw’s research and writing focus on immigration and immigrant integration, (sub)urban politics, civic organizations, and public policy. She recently completed a book manuscript on the role of immigrant-serving nonprofit organizations in advocating immigrant integration policies in San Francisco, with a focus on immigrant language rights, labor rights, and municipal ID cards. She currently has underway a comparative study of city immigrant affairs offices in the United States, including case studies of New York, Houston, Detroit, and Louisville. She has served as an expert witness on U.S. integration policies to the Canadian Department of Justice and has shared her research on nonprofit advocacy strategies widely, including with immigrant rights organizations in San Francisco, Oakland, New York, and Houston. She is co-founder of the Migration and Citizenship Section of the American Political Science Association.