UMass Boston

Phillip Granberry

Gaston Institute
Data Analyst

Areas of Expertise

Social Capital, International Migration, Urban Economics


PhD, Public Policy, University of Massachusetts Boston

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Phillip Granberry is a social demographer who specializes in unauthorized immigration in the United States. 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. He has published several articles on the accumulation and use of social capital among Mexican migrants and the impact of welfare and immigration policy reform on Latinos in Massachusetts. He teaches courses on international migration, labor market, and metropolitan areas. In addition to his teaching in the Economics Department, he is a senior research associate for the Gastón Institute, where he is using his survey research skills to develop a probabilistic household survey of Puerto Rican mothers in Springfield, MA. In this research, he is an investigator for Por Ahí Dicen, a research project of the Center for Health Equity Intervention Research (CHEIR). Por Ahí Dicen evaluates the effectiveness of media campaign to promote Spanish-speaking Puerto Rican mother-child communication about sexuality and sexual health.

View Professor Granberry's curriculum vitae.