Chris Levesque

Alumni MPC Population Studies Trainee
Graduate Research Assistant
Sociology
Biography

Chris is a Sociology PhD candidate at the University of Minnesota with a focus on migration, demography, and immigration law. He is also a recent graduate of the MPC’s Training Program in Population Studies.

His current projects cover a range of topics, including: spatial variation of U.S. immigration court outcomes, crimmigration law in new immigration destinations, health care access barriers for immigrants and refugees in the U.S., and changes in U.S. migration policy since the 2016 election. As an MPC graduate research assistant, he has worked with faculty in Pediatrics, Sociology, Public Health, and the Carlson School of Management. His research has appeared in in PLOS One, Migration Policy Institute, Border Criminologies, MinnPost, and The Companion to Urban and Regional Studies. Additionally, he has special sworn status with the U.S. Census Bureau to work in the MnRDC.

He holds an MA in Sociology from the University of Minnesota and a BA in Government and German Studies from Cornell University.

Presentations

Levesque, Christopher. May 2021. “Studying Spatial Contexts of the U.S. Immigration Court System." Law and Society Association. Virtual Meeting.

Levesque, Christopher. May 2021. “Mapping immigration court processes, outcomes, and deportation decisions." Population Association of America. Virtual Meeting.

Levesque, Christopher & Jack DeWaard. May 2021. “Rusty and rooted: estimating duration of residence in the U.S. Rust Belt before, during, and after the Great Recession." Population Association of America. Virtual Meeting.

Levesque, Christopher, Jack DeWaard, Linus Chan, Michele Garnett McKenzie, Kazumi Tsuchiya, Olivia Toles, & Amy Lange. May 2020. "Detained and denied: third-party observers’ perceived civic and democratic costs of detained immigration court." Law and Society Association. Virtual Meeting.

Levesque, Christopher & Jack DeWaard. April 2020. “Calculating duration expectancy to describe Rust Belt migration before, during, and after the Great Recession." Population Association of America. Virtual Meeting.