Faculty & Staff
Phillip Granberry, PhD
Lecturer II in Economics, College of Liberal Arts, University of Massachusetts Boston
Research Associate, Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy
Areas of Expertise
Social Capital, International Migration, Urban Economics
PhD, Public Policy, University of Massachusetts Boston
Professional Publications & Contributions
Phillip Granberry is a social demographer who specializes in unauthorized immigration. He worked with various community-based organizations assisting recently arrived U.S. immigrants before earning a PhD in Public Policy from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2007. His dissertation, “The Formation and Effects of Social Capital among Mexican Immigrants,” examined how unauthorized Mexican immigrants accumulate social capital in the United States, and how it helps explain both their economic and health outcomes.
Granberry currently is working on research with newly collected data from Brazilian and Dominican immigrants in the Metropolitan Boston area. He has published several articles on demographic and economic trends among Latinos in New England and the impact of welfare and immigration policy reform on Latinos in Massachusetts. He currently teaches economics, demography, and community development courses at the University of Massachusetts Boston and Bridgewater State College.
Granberry’s interest in community development springs from his previous academic experience studying theology. He holds a MA in Theology and a MTS in Pastoral Studies from St. Meinrad School of Theology.
1 OLLI Course:
The Political Economy of International Migration
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