Speaker Series: Chiara Galli
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Chiara Galli is an Assistant Professor of Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago and an ABF Access to Justice Scholar. She studies the profession of public interest immigration lawyering and the effects of the law on the lives of vulnerable groups of undocumented immigrants, including children and asylum-seekers.
Her book, Precarious Protections: Unaccompanied Minors Seeking Asylum in the U.S. (University of California Press, 2023), is based on ethnographic research that she conducted in legal clinics in Los Angeles during the Obama and Trump administrations and chronicles the experiences and perspectives of Central American unaccompanied minors and their immigration attorneys as they pursue applications for refugee status in the U.S. asylum process.