Haruna is a graduate research associate at the Center for Population Dynamics and has been involved in the South Phoenix Project (AOC: Social Dynamics in Response to Shifting Immigration Policy and Practice: Latino Social Networks, Resource Flow, and Household Reorganization (PI-Jennifer Glick), NSF) since 2010. Haruna’s research interest focuses on how individual, collective, and structural factors interact and influence the daily lives of immigrants at different stages of their life course. She incorporates demographic approach to examine the trend in addition to conducting ethnographic observation, in-depth interviews, and archival research. Her dissertation project explores the livelihood of foreign born aging population in the Phoenix metropolitan area with particular interests in family dynamics/intergenerational relationships and public and private social supports within the macrostructural context of Arizona.
T. Denny Sanford School of Social
and Family Dynamics