Professor Emilio Parrado Named One of Delaware Valley's Most Influential Latinos

Professor Emilio Parrado, Director of the Latin American and Latino Studies program at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named one of the Delaware Valley’s Most Influential Latinos.  Parrado is featured among a group of more than two-dozen prominent Philadelphia area residents in the Impacto, a Latino newspaper’s annual list.   

Impacto cited Parrado’s work on the social demography of Latinos in the United States. His research focuses on international migration and how Latinos adapt to everyday life in the U.S.  This course is offered through the Sociology Department, the Latin American and Latino Studies Program and the Netter Center for Community Partnerships. “Students actually get to learn about the immigrants’ experience, first hand. The difficulties the parents face, how they deal with situations in the U.S. context,“ Parrado says.

Through his work, Parrado hopes to build bridges between academia and community organizations that serve Latinos to help immigrants make a smoother transition to life in the United States.

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