Professor Shirley Leyro
Shirley Leyro is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Borough of Manhattan Community College – CUNY. A critical criminologist, Dr. Leyro’s research focuses on deportation effects – including the impact of the fear resulting from the vulnerability to deportation. Her research interests include immigration, deportation, social disorganization, and crimmigration. She is co-editor of Outside Justice: Immigration and the Criminalizing Impact of Changing Policy and Practiceas well as a contributor to the same volume. Her latest publication, Crimmigration, Deportability and the Social Exclusion of Noncitizen Immigrantsis openly accessible and discusses findings from her dissertation research. Professor Leyro is currently working on a funded research studyexploring the impact of deportability on the feelings of belonging and membership of CUNY noncitizen students. She has a blog: The Académica: A Blog About This Latinx’s Struggles as I Navigate the Halls of the Ivory Tower, and is also a member of the Leadership Team for the Latina Researchers Network. Professor Leyro is also part of the social media campaign: #thisiswhataprofessorlookslike.