Roy Germano holds a Ph.D. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin and a Masters in International Relations from the University of Chicago. His teaching and research interests include the politics of international migration and the political economy of Mexico and Central America. Before teaching at NYU, he held the Joanne Woodward Chair in Public Policy at Sarah Lawrence College and was Visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics at the New School for Social Research.
Professor Germano’s research on migrants’ remittances, immigration policy, and research methods has appeared in Perspectives on Politics, Latino Studies, and Electoral Studies. He has also produced five documentary films based on his fieldwork in Mexico, Central America, and the US. His feature-length documentary The Other Side of Immigration is based on a survey of 700 households he conducted in rural Mexico and was one of 15 films added to the American Library Association’s Notable Videos List in 2011. His short documentaries have explored issues such as US deportation policy and child migration from Honduras.
Professor Germano’s work has been funded by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, the National Science Foundation Political Science Program, the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, and the University of Texas at Austin. He has appeared in various media outlets, including NPR, MSNBC, Vice News, WNYC, Univision, Telemundo, Fox News, and The Economist.