Donald G. Herzberg Professor of International Migration
Director of the Institute for the Study of International Migration
Katharine M. Donato is the Donald G. Herzberg Professor of International Migration and Director of the Institute for the Study of International Migration in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Her work examines many research questions related to migration, including the economic consequences of U.S. immigration policy; health effects of Mexico-U.S. migration; immigrant parent involvement in schools; deportation and its effects for immigrants; the great recession and its consequences for Mexican workers; and globalization and unauthorized migration. Her most recent project examines how environmental stressors affect out-migration from communities in southwestern Bangladesh. In August 2016, her book, Gender and International Migration: From the Slavery Era to the Global Age, received Honorable Mention from the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association (co-authored Donna Gabaccia). She has taught previously at Vanderbilt and Rice Universities.
Areas of Expertise: International Migration, U.S. Policy Responses, Unauthorized Migration, Gender and Health
- 1989 Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Chicago, Demography
- 1988 Ph.D. State University of New York at Stony Brook, Sociology
- 1984 M.A. State University of New York at Stony Brook, Sociology
- 1981 M.S.W. University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, Social Welfare
- 1978 B.S. New York Institute of Technology, New York, Economics
Books and Edited Volumes
Donato, Katharine M. and Douglas S. Massey. 2016. Undocumented Migration in a Global Economy. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 666(1).
Donato, Katharine M. and Donna Gabaccia. 2015. Gender and International Migration: From the Slavery Era to the Global Age. New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation.
Aranda, Elizabeth, Cecilia Menjivar, and Katharine M. Donato. 2014. Spillover Effects of Immigration Enforcement in Local Contexts. American Behavioral Scientist 58(13).
Donato, Katharine M., Jonathan Hiskey, Jorge Durand, and Douglas S. Massey. 2010. Continental Divides: International Migration in the Americas, The ANNALS of the American Academy of Social and Political Science 630(1). [Spanish Edition: Salvando Fronteras: Migración Internacional en Amérca Latina y el Caribe. México, D.F.: Porrúa.]
Gabaccia, Donna, Katharine M. Donato, Jennifer Holdaway, Martin Manalansan IV, Patricia R. Pessar. 2006. Gender and Migration Revisited, International Migration Review 40(1).
Articles and Book Chapters
*Donato, Katharine M. and Douglas S. Massey
- “Twenty-First Century Globalization and Illegal Migration.” The ANNALS of the American Academy of Social and Political Science 666(1): 7-26.
*Donato, Katharine M., Amanda Carrico, Blake Sisk, and Bhumika Piya
- “Different but The Same: How Legal Status affects International Migration from Bangladesh.” The ANNALS of the American Academy of Social and Political Science 666(1): 203-18.
*Donato, Katharine M. Donato and Samantha Perez
- “A Different Hue of the Gender Gap: Latino Immigrants and Ideological Conservatism in the United States.” In Immigrants Inside Politics/Outside Citizenship, edited by Michael Jones-Correa and James A. McCann. RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences 2(3): 98-124.
*Donato, Katharine M. and Blake Sisk
- “Children’s Migration from Mexico and Central America to the United States: Evidence from the Mexican and Latin American Migration Projects.” Journal of Migration and Human Security http://jmhs.cmsny.org/index.php/jmhs/article/view/43.
*Donato, Katharine M., Bhumika Piya, and Anna Jacobs
- “The Double Disadvantage Reconsidered: Gender, Immigration, Marital Status, and Global Labor Force Participation in the 21st Century.” International Migration Review S1(Fall): S335-376.
(Received IPUMS-International Research Award 2015)
*Donato, Katharine M. and Leslie Rodriguez
- “Police Arrests in a Time of Uncertainty: The Impact of 287(g) on Arrests in a New Immigrant Gateway.” American Behavioral Scientist 58(13): 1696-1722.
Aranda, Elizabeth, Cecilia Menjivar, and Katharine M. Donato
- “The Spillover Consequences of an Enforcement-First U.S. Immigration Regime.” American Behavioral Scientist 58(13): 1687-95.
*Meyers, Abby G., Amanda Salanitro, Kenneth A. Wallston,, Courtney Cawthon, Eduard Vasilevskis, Kathryn M. Goggins, Corinne M. Davis, Russell L. Rothman,, Liana D. Castel, Katharine M. Donato, John F. Schnelle, Susan P. Bell, Jonathan S. Schildcrout, Chandra Y. Osborn, Frank E. Harrell, and Sunil Kripalani
- “Determinants of Health after Hospital Discharge: Rationale and Design of the Vanderbilt Inpatient Cohort Study (VICS).” BMC Health Services Research 14: 1-10.
Donato, Katharine M.
- “Natural Disasters, Environmental Crises and U.S. Immigration.” In Jim Ciment and John Radzilowski (eds.), American Immigration, Second Edition: An Encyclopedia of Political, Social, and Cultural Change. NY: M.E.Sharpe.
*Donato, Katharine M. and Blake Sisk
- “Shifts in the Employment Outcomes among Mexican Migrants to the United States, 1976-2009.” Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 30(1): 63-77.
*Donato, Katharine M.
- “Variation in the Gender Composition of Migrant Populations: An Introduction.” Social Science History 36(2): 191-95.
*Donato, Katharine M.
- “Gender, Immigration and the U.S. Labor Market.” Pp. 131-50 in Michael C. LeMay (ed.), Transforming America: Perspectives on U.S. Immigration. NY: Praeger.
*Brown, Tony N., Katharine M. Donato, Mary T. Laske, and Ebony M. Duncan
- “Race, Nativity, Ethnicity, and Cultural Influences in the Sociology of Mental Health.” Pp. 255-75 in Carol S. Aneshensel, Jo C. Phelan, and Alex Bierman (eds.), Handbook of the Sociology on Mental Health. New York, NY: Springer.
*Marschall, Melissa, Paru Shah, and Katharine M. Donato
- “Immigrant Gateways and Parent Involvement in US Schools.” Social Science Quarterly 93(1): 130-51.
*Donato, Katharine M. and Amada Armenta
- “What Do We Know About Undocumented Migration.” Annual Review of Sociology 37: 529-43.
*Donato, Katharine M. and Ebony M. Duncan
- “Migration, Social Networks, and Child Health in Mexican Families.” Journal of Marriage and Family 73(August): 713-28.
*Donato, Katharine M., J. Trent Alexander, Donna R. Gabaccia, and Johanna Leinonen
- “Variations in the Gender Composition of Immigrant Populations: How and Why They Matter.” International Migration Review 45(3): 495-526.
*Donato, Katharine M.
- “U.S. Migration from Latin America: Gendered Patterns and Shifts.” The ANNALS of the American Academy of Social and Political Science 630(1): 78-92.
*Donato, Katharine M., Jonathan Hiskey, Jorge Durand, and Douglas S. Massey
- “Migration in the Americas: México and Latin America in Comparative Context.” The ANNALS of the American Academy of Social and Political Science 630(1): 6-17.
*Donato, Katharine M. and Melissa Marschall
- “The Challenges of Educating Latino Students: Engaging Parents as Partners.” In Alan Booth and Nancy Landale (eds.), Development of Hispanic Children in Immigrant Families: Challenges and Prospects. Washington, DC: The Urban Institute.
*Kandel, William A. and Katharine M. Donato
- “Does Unauthorized Status Reduce Exposure to Pesticides? Evidence from the National Agricultural Workers Survey.” Work and Occupations 36: 367-99.
*Donato, Katharine M., Chizuko Wakabayashi, Shirin Hakimzadeh, and Amada Armenta
- “Shifts in the Employment Conditions of Mexican Migrant Men and Women: The Effect of U.S. Immigration Policy.” Work and Occupations 35: 462-95.
*Donato, Katharine M., Brandon Wagner, and Evelyn Patterson
- “The Cat and Mouse Game at the México-U.S. Border: Gendered Patterns and Recent Shifts.” International Migration Review 42(2): 330-59.