Research Interests: Migration; Environmental Change; Internal Displacement; Development; Transnational Studies; and Ethnographic Methods
Brianna Castro is a PhD student in Sociology. Brianna's primary research interests include internal and international migration, environmental change, and development. She is interested in exploring how environmental change and development affect migration patterns in the global south through in-depth fieldwork and quantitative analysis.
Before graduate school, Brianna served in the US Peace Corps where she implemented health, nutrition, and English education programs in a rural town in Colombia. She has also worked with immigrant and migrant communities in North Carolina through research, the public school system, and non-profit organizations. She graduated with highest honors from UNC Chapel Hill, where she wrote her undergraduate thesis on the effects of deportation and immigration enforcement policy.
BA, Public Policy and Romance Languages (Spanish), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill