Biography: 
Shirley Leyro, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Borough of Manhattan Community College–CUNY. A critical criminologist, Dr. Leyro’s research focuses on deportation effects – including the impact of the fear resulting from the vulnerability to deportation. Her research interests include immigration, social disorganization, and crimmigration. She is currently working on two funded research projects studying the impact of the vulnerability to deportation on college students. Dr. Leyro is co-editor of Outside Justice: Immigration and the Criminalizing Impact of Changing Policy and Practiceas well as a contributor to the same volume. She is also a member of the Leadership Team for the Latina Researchers Network.