Chiara Galli received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2020. She will be a Klarman postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University, affiliated with the Sociology Department and the Center for the Study of Inequality (starting July 2020). 
Her research interests include: international migration, citizenship, migration and asylum policy, law and society, children and youth studies, and qualitative research methods.

Her ethnographic research examines Central American unaccompanied minors' experiences as they navigate applications for asylum and other forms of humanitarian immigration relief in the US, with the help of immigration attorneys. Her research has been published in various venues, including Social Problems, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies and Ethnic and Racial Studies.

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