Chiara Galli received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2020. She is currently Klarman Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University, in the Sociology Department & the Center for the Study of Inequality. 
Her research interests include: international migration, citizenship, migration and asylum policy, race and ethnicity, law and society, children and youth studies, and qualitative research methods. Her research has been published in various venues, including Social Problems, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies and Ethnic and Racial Studies. Her book project is an ethnographic study examining 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.