Kara Cebulko, Ph. D.
Associate Professor at Providence College
Kara Cebulko is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Global Studies at Providence College and the current Chair of the Department of Sociology. Her areas of expertise are in migration, inequality, Latino/a sociology, and transitions to adulthood. In her first book, "Documented, Undocumented, and Something Else: The Incorporation of Children of Brazilian Immigrants" (LFB Scholarly Publishing, 2013), Dr. Cebulko examines how legal status acts as an important form of stratification in the lives of Brazilian immigrants who came to the US as children. More recently, she has examined how Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) shapes immigrants' opportunities and sense of belonging. Her work has appeared in The Sociological Quarterly, Sociological Perspectives, American Behavioral Scientist, and Ethnicities.
In her next research project, she will examine the intersections of race, class and legal status in the lives of immigrant young adults. In addition to her academic work, Dr. Cebulko enjoys collaborating with students on their projects and joining forces with community members to organize panels and conferences on migration and/or higher education.
Advisor, Providence Immigrants Rights Coalition (PIRC) at Providence College (2016-present)
Coalition of Advocate for Student Opportunities- RI - Member, 2009- Present
- Ph.D., Sociology | Indiana University – Bloomington
- M.A., Sociology | Indiana University – Bloomington
- B.A., Psychology | DePauw University