Cristina Escobar

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Sociologist (PhD) from the University of California, San Diego. I have done research on migration and citizenship, transnational immigrant organizations, migrants’ political rights and migrant’s political participation in the United States and Latin America. I was a research associate at the Center for Migration and Development at Princeton University. I have taught at Franklin and Marshall College, West Chester University and Rutgers University-Camden before teaching here at Temple University.

Selected publications:

Escobar Cristina. 2017. “Migration and Franchise Expansion in Latin America.” Global Citizenship Observatory. European University Institute-Robert Shuman Centre for Advance Study.

Escobar Cristina. 2015. “Immigrant enfranchisement in Latin America: From Strong Men to Universal Citizenship.” Democratization, Special volume Electoral Rights in the Age of Globalization. 22(5): 227-250.

Escobar Cristina, Renelinda Arana and James McCann. 2015. “Expatriate Voting and Migrants’ Place of Residence: Explaining Transnational participation in Colombian Elections.” Migration Studies. 3(1):1-31.

Escobar, Cristina. 2015. “Access to Electoral Rights-Colombia.” Global Citizenship Observatory. European University Institute-Robert Shuman Centre for Advance Study.

Escobar, Cristina. 2015.“National Report on Citizenship-Colombia.” Global Citizenship Observatory. European University Institute-Robert Shuman Centre for Advance Study.

Escobar Cristina. 2015 “Transnational philanthropy of urban migrants: Colombian and Dominican Immigrant Transnational Organizations and Development”. In Patricia Fernandez Kelly and Alejandro Portes eds. The State and the Grassroots: Immigrant Transnational Organizations in Four Continents. New York: Berghahn Books.

Escobar Cristina and Milena Gómez (eds.) 2015.  El Voto en el Exterior: Análisis Comparativo de las Elecciones En Colombia. Bogotá: Universidad Externado de Colombia.

Escobar, Cristina, Renelinda Arana and James McCann. 2014. “External vote and political preferences in the Colombian 2010 presidential elections.” Latin America Politics and Society. 56(2): 115-140.

Escobar, Cristina. 2010. “Exploring Transnational Civil Society: A comparative study of Colombian, Dominican and Mexican immigrant organizations in the United States.” Journal of Civil Society, 6(3) (December): 205-235.

Escobar Cristina. 2010. “La contribution des organizations de migrants latino-américains des États-Unis au développement de leurs pays d’origine” Critique International, 46 (janvier-mars) 103-124.

Mark Melnik, Alvaro Lima and Amy Moran and Cristina Escobar. “Mediating Integration: Latino Immigrant Organizations in Greater Boston.” Revista Interdisciplinar da Mobilidade Humana, 17(33): July-December 2009.

Portes Alejandro, Cristina Escobar and Renelinda Arana. 2009. “Divided or Convergent Loyalties? The Political Incorporation Process of Latin American Immigrants in the United States.” International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 50(2): 103-136.

Portes Alejandro, Cristina Escobar and Renelinda Arana.  “Bridging the Gap: Transnational and Ethnic Organizations in the Political Incorporation of Immigrants in the United States.” Racial and Ethnic Studies 31 (6):1056-1090.

Escobar Cristina. 2007. “Dual Citizenship and Extraterritorial Political Rights in Latin America.” Latin American Research Review. 42 (3) (October): 41-73.

Portes, Alejandro, Cristina Escobar and Alexandra Radford. 2007. “Immigrant Transnational Organizations and Development: A Comparative Study.” International Migration Review. 41 (1) (Spring):242-281.

Escobar Cristina. 2006. “Migration and Citizen Rights: The Mexican Case.” Citizenship Studies. 10 (5) (November): 503- 523.

Escobar, Cristina. 2004. “Dual Citizenship and Political Participation: Migrants in the interplay of American and Colombian politics.” Latino Studies. 2:45-69.

Escobar, Cristina. 2002. “Clientelism and Citizenship: The Limits of Political Reform in Sucre, Colombia.” Latin American Perspectives 125, 29 (September): 20- 47.

Escobar, Cristina. 2000. “Bullfighting Fiestas, Clientelism and Political Identity in Northern Colombia.” In Tamar Herzog and Luis Roniger, The Collective and the Public in Latin America. Sussex Academic Press. Pp 174-191

Escobar, Cristina. 1994. “Clientelism and Social Protest: Peasant Politics in Northern Colombia.” In Luis Roniger & Ayse Gunes-Ayata, eds., Democracy, Clientelism and Civil Society. Boulder, CO: Lynn Rienner Publishers. pp. 65-85.

Escobar, Cristina. 1987. Experiencias de Organización Campesina en el Valle del Cauca (Experiences of Peasant Organization in the Cauca Valle Region). Bogotá: Prodesal-IMCA-Estudios Rurales Latinoamericanos.