Alexandra Filindra

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Rutgers University, 2009

Journal Articles:

Filindra, A. (2013) “The Emergence of the ‘Temporary Mexican’: American Agriculture, the U.S. Congress and the 1920 Hearings on  the “Temporary Admissions of Illiterate Mexicans,” Latin American Research Review (forthcoming).

Filindra, A. and S. Pearson (2013) “Together in Good Times and Bad? How Economic Triggers Condition the Effects of Social Interactions between Groups,” Social Science Quarterly (online view, April 9, 2013).

Filindra, A. (2013) “Immigrant Social Policy in the American States: Race Politics and State TANF and Medicaid Eligibility Rules for Legal Permanent Residents,”
State Politics and Policy Quarterly, Vol. 13 (1), pp. 26-48.

Filindra, A. and M. Orr (2013) “Anxieties of a Peaceful Transition: Ethnic Competition and the Election of the First Latino Mayor in Providence, RI,” Urban Affairs Review, Vol. 49 (1), 3-31.

"Filindra A. and D. Tichenor (2012) “Raising Arizona v. United States: The Origins and Development of Immigration Federalism." Lewis and Clark Law Review(forthcoming, 2012).

Filindra, A. and M. Kovacs (2012) “The State of Immigration Discourse: Legislative Discourses on Immigration in Border States,”International Migration, Volume 50(4), pp. 33-50.

Policy Reports:
Filindra, A. (2012) The Myth of Self-Deportation. Washington, DC: Immigration Policy Center (

Selected Presentations:
Filindra, A. and David Smith. "How to be a Discussant on a Conference Panel." Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference, April 2014. 

Honors, Awards, Grants & Fellowships:

2014 Chicago Area Study Competition (with N. Kaplan, $65,000), 2013-2014
LAS Dean’s Award for Faculty Research in the Humanities ($2,000), 2013
UIC Social Science Seed Grant ($5,500), 2012-2013
RTI Challenge (with S. Pearson, $30,000 equivalent), 2012
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grant for Conference Development (with C. Garcia Coll, $8,000), 2011
Rhode Island Foundation Research Grant ($17,000), 2010-2011
Best Section Paper Award, APSA, Federalism Section, 2000

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Phone: 312-996-1234


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