Faculty & Staff
Philip Kretsedemas, PhD
Associate Professor of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
Areas of Expertise
Immigration, Critical Race Theory, Welfare and Immigration Policy, Social Theory
PhD, University of Minnesota
Professional Publications & Contributions
Philip Kretsedemas. 2014. “Mainstreaming Latina Identity.” In Sarah Turner and Sarah Nilsen (Eds). The Colorblind Screen: Television in Post-Racial America. NYU Press.
Philip Kretsedemas, Jorge Capetillo and Glenn Jacobs (Eds). 2013. Migrant Marginality: A Transnational Perspective. New York: Routledge.
Philip Kretsedemas. 2013. Migrants and Race in the US: Territorial Racism and the Alien/Outside. New York: Routledge.
Philip Kretsedemas. 2013. “Are You ‘Black’ or ‘Ethnic’? The Dichotomous Framing of Immigrant Identity,” In Julius Adekenle and Hettie Williams (Eds.) Converging Identities: Blackness in the Modern African Diaspora, Carolina Academic Press. Pages 1-22.
Philip Kretsedemas. 2012. “The Limits of Control: Neoliberal Priorities and the US Nonimmigrant Flow.” International Migration 50: s1 (2012) e1-18.
Philip Kretsedemas. 2012. The Immigration Crucible: Transforming Race, Nation and the Limits of the Law. Columbia University Press. Honorable Mention, 2013 Best Book Award, Race, Ethnicity and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association.
Philip Kretsedemas. 2008. “Immigration Enforcement and the Complication of National Sovereignty: Understanding Local Enforcement as an Exercise in Neoliberal Governance.” American Quarterly. (September) Volume 60. No 3. Pages 553-573.
David Brotherton and Philip Kretsedemas (Eds). 2008. Keeping Out the Other: A Critical Introduction to Immigration Enforcement Today. New York, NY: Columbia University Press. Awarded Outstanding Academic Title, 2008 by CHOICE (American Library Association).
Philip Kretsedemas. 2005. “Reconsidering Immigrant Welfare Restrictions: A Critical Review of Post Keynesian Welfare Policy.” Stanford Law and Policy Review. Volume 16. No 2. Pages 463-480.
Philip Kretsedemas and Ana Aparicio. (Eds.) 2004. Immigrants, Welfare Reform and the Poverty of Policy, Greenwood-Praeger.
Philip Kretsedemas's research and writing has examined the dynamics of immigrant racialization, policy outcomes for immigrant populations and the regulation of migrant flows by the state. His earliest work on these topics examined the impact of welfare reform for immigrant populations in the U.S. In recent years, his work on state policy, race, and immigration has become more focused on immigration enforcement. All of this work has been informed by a broad concern for examining how social and legal constructions of immigration, nativity, and illegality are being used to define the inner and outer spaces of contemporary society. His most recent writing is devoted to theorizing how immigration policy and practices have been used to construct these sorts of spaces (as in the book The Immigration Crucible.)