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Journal articles:

Galli, Chiara. 2023. "The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic 'Crisis' on Unaccompanied Minors Navigating Removal Proceedings in the US." Social Sciences 12 (7):  373. Open access, click here to read

Galli, Chiara. 2023. "Wolves in Sheep's Clothing? What Central American Unaccompanied Minors Know About Crossing the US-Mexico Border." Journal of Borderlands Studies. Online first.  To read: click here

Galli, Chiara. 2020. "The Ambivalent US Context of Reception and the Dichotomous Legal Consciousness of Unaccompanied Minors" Social Problems 67 (4), 763-781. To read: click here (journal website) OR here (author version/free)

Galli, Chiara. 2020. "Humanitarian Capital: How Lawyers Help Immigrants Use Suffering to Claim Membership in the Nation-State" Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 46 (11), 2181-2198. To read: click here (journal website) OR here (author version/free)

  • American Sociological Association (ASA), International Migration Section Louis Wirth Best Article Award, honorable mention

Galli, Chiara. 2018. “A Rite of Reverse Passage: The Construction of Youth Migration in the US Asylum Process.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 41(9):1651-1671. To read: click here (journal website) OR here (author version/free)

Book chapters:

Galli, Chiara. 2021. “The Obama Administration’s Central American Minors (CAM) Program (2015-2017): a safe and legal pathway to the U.S.?” Chapter 8 In The Multiple Borders to Reach the North. Young migrants claiming their place in the North American migratory system, edited by Ana Vila Freyer and Liliana Meza Gonzales. London: London Transnational Press

Galli, Chiara. 2014. "Immigrazione e imprenditoria nella Spagna della crisi economica". [Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Spain during the Financial Crisis] pp. 43-48 in Rapporto immigrazione e imprenditoria 2014 edited by M.P. Nanni & F. Pittau. Rome, Italy: Edizioni IDOS.


Galli, Chiara & Carmen Lizarraga. 2012. "Creación de un área de apoyo a los microemprendedores inmigrantes en riesgo de exclusión social en Granada (España)". [Supporting Immigrant Microentrepreneurs at Risk of Social Exclusion in Granada, Spain.] pp. 293-308 in Empresariado inmigrante, instituciones y desarrollo edited by F. López Castellano, F. García-Quero & M. Aboussi. Granada, Spain: Editorial Comares.

Research briefs and reports:

Galli, Chiara. 2018. "No Country for Immigrant Children: From Obama’s “Humanitarian Crisis” to Trump’s Criminalization of Central American Unaccompanied Minors" California Immigration Research Initiative (CIRI) Research Brief Series #6 Spring 2018. Click here to read


Galli, Chiara. 2018. "Protecting Children? Assessing the Treatment of Unaccompanied Minors in the U.S." Latino Public Policy 2. Click here to read


Galli, Chiara, Franco Pittau & Antonio Ricci, eds. 2014. "Migrant Access to Social Security: The Italian Case." Seventh European Migration Network (EMN) Italy Report. Rome, Italy: Edizioni IDOS. Click here to read


Cesarini, Enrico, Raniero Cramerotti, Chiara Galli, Zsuzsana Pasztor, Franco Pittau & Antonio Ricci, eds. 2014. "Annual Policy Report on Immigration and Asylum in Italy 2013." European Migration Network - Italian National Contact Point. Click here to read

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