Paloma Villegas

Paloma Villegas
Assistant Professor


Professor Paloma E. Villegas received her Ph.D. in 2012 from the department of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education at OISE/ University of Toronto.  Her research interests include Im/migration,transnationalism, citizenship, racialization and gender relations.  Her current research examines the assemblage and production of migrant illegalization, its role in the production of internal borders, and its interlocking with other markers of social location. 

Research Interests: 

Im/migration,transnationalism, citizenship, racialization and gender relations.  


Villegas, P.E.  Forthcoming. Interlocking migrant illegalization with other markers of social location: The experiences of Mexican migrants moving and working in Toronto. Women Studies International Forum.   

Villegas, P.E. Forthcoming. Assembling a visa requirement against the Mexican ‘wave’: Migrant illegalization, policy, and affective ‘crises’ in Canada. Ethnic and Racial Studies.

Villegas, P.E. (2014) “I can’t even buy a bed because I don’t know if I’ll have to leave tomorrow”: Temporal orientations among Mexican precarious status migrants in Toronto. Citizenship Studies 18 (3-4).  

Villegas, P.E. (2013) “Negotiating the boundaries of membership: Health care providers, access to social goods and immigration status” in Luin Goldring and Patricia Landolt Eds, The Production and Negotiation of Precarious Legal Status in Canada.. University of Toronto Press.