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Sociology Professor Discusses Undocumented Immigration Research in Speaker Series

Dr. April Schueths, Assistant Professor of Sociology, presented her research on undocumented immigration in a talk titled, “Please Don’t Take My Husband: The Consequences of Criminalizing Undocumented Immigration,” presented on March 12th, 2015 in the IT Building, room 1004. Dr. Schueths’ talk examined the consequences of criminalizing immigration in the U.S. for families, police-community relations, due process, and public safety.

The Race, Crime, and Community Lecture Series is sponsored by the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology,  Multicultural Student Center, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Department of History, Justice Studies Club, Sociological Society, and Campus Life Enrichment Committee (CLEC). This series of lectures focus on current issues in police-community relations in the United States. Following incidents in Ferguson, New York, and Cleveland, along with protests across the country, police-community relations have been at the forefront of popular media accounts as well as academic research. The series will conclude with a guest lecture by Dr. Alice Goffman from the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 at 6:30pm in the Russell Union Theater. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend all lectures and attendance verification has been arranged. Questions and comments can be directed to Chad Posick at


Dr. April Schueths (Left) and Dr. Chad Posick (Right)



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