Areas of interest: political behavior, race and ethnicity politics, public policy, and causal inference
Romelia Solano is a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. Her research and teaching focus on the intersection of race and public policy. Her doctoral research on immigrant detention and political activism is funded by a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant and a Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship.
Her empirical strategy leverages interviews with formerly detained immigrants and their networks, large-n survey data, and administrative crime reporting data, and causal inference techniques to develop and test a theory of individual and group responses to traumatic experiences with the repressive face of government.