Project Timeline

Summer 2017: Launch UndocuResearch project & host research training sessions around ethics, qualitative research methods, recruitment, in-depth interviewing, and more.

Fall 2017 (Phase 1 of data collection): Conduct in-depth interviews with educators, counselors, and administrators (n = 44) who work with undocumented high school students in San Diego.

Spring 2018 (Phase 2 of data collection): Conduct in-depth interviews with high school students (n = 40) in undocumented and mixed-status families.

Summer 2018: Host a summer research institute for undocumented high school students interested in gaining research experience including coding, writing, and presenting research findings. Participants were paired with current college students to provide additional mentorship and support.

Fall 2018: Coding, analysis, and dissemination of research findings.

Spring 2019 (Phase 3 of data collection): Conduct participant observations in eight different high schools throughout San Diego.

Summer 2020 – 2021: Continue dissemination of research findings through publications and presentations.

Spring 2021 (Phase 4 of data collection): Conduct in-depth interviews with undocumented college students about their experiences, including challenges during the Covid19 pandemic.