Sociology Welcomes Ángel A. Escamilla García

Department News
March 1, 2023

Yale Sociology is pleased to welcome new hire Ángel Escamilla García.  Angel will be an Assistant Professor starting July 1, 2023.  His research broadly focuses on how vulnerable migrants like youth, indigenous people, and LGTBQ+ individuals experience and react to the violence they face during their migration journeys. He is currently working on his book manuscript entitled Negotiating Violence: Central American Youth and their Precarious Journeys through Mexico, which explores how Central American youth migrants traveling alone across Mexico on their way to U.S. understand and respond to the constant and unpreventable violence and precariousness they face as they move. Ángel’s other research projects include a mixed-methods study of how gender, race, ethnicity, and language shape the international migration experiences of Guatemalan indigenous minors, and he has a deep interest in research ethics and methods. Ángel’s works have appeared in the Journal of Migration and Human SecuritySociology of Race and Ethnicity, and Sociological Studies of Children and Youth.  Ángel completed his PhD in Sociology at Northwestern University and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Migrations Initiative at Cornell University.