I’m a social scientist specializing in Latin American politics and immigration. I hold a Ph.D. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin, where I was a National Science Foundation Fellow (2005-2008) and recipient of the Michael H. Granof Outstanding Graduate Student Award (2010). My research explores the impact of emigration and remittances on Mexican politics. While doing fieldwork in the Mexican countryside, I made a documentary called The Other Side of Immigration, which won the American Library Association Notable Video Award and has screened at dozens of institutions, including Princeton, Harvard, MIT, and the American Museum of Natural History. I have also produced a series of short documentaries about Latino immigration for Vice News. My research has appeared in Perspectives on Politics, Latino Studies, and Electoral Studies and I have taught at Sarah Lawrence College and The New School. Media appearances include MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes, The Fox News Channel, WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer ShowUnivision’s Al Punto Con Jorge RamosNPR’s Weekend Edition, Telemundo, and The Economist.


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Roy Germano spoke with MSNBC's Chris Hayes about deportees in Honduras

Roy Germano spoke with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes about deportees in Honduras


Find out about Roy's upcoming speaking engagements and film screenings

Find out about Roy’s upcoming speaking engagements and film screenings

Roy recently spoke on Fox News about his documentary series “Immigrant America”

Watch Roy's conversation with Univision's Jorge Ramos

Watch Roy’s conversation with Univision’s Jorge Ramos about immigration policy

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