Biography

Bill De La Rosa is a DPhil Candidate and Clarendon Fund Scholar at the Centre for Criminology. His research examines the role punishment has played in U.S. immigration policy as a strategy for managing undocumented migration. His research interests include the convergence of immigration law and criminal law, border controls, citizenship, as well as race and ethnicity.

Bill is a Visiting Scholar at the University of Arizona’s Binational Migration Institute and a Spanish Language Editor, Regional Contributor, and Book Reviews Editor for the Border Criminologies Blog. During the last year, he also worked in the Pima County Administrator’s Office on criminal justice initiatives, ranging from police reform to drug sentencing alternatives. Before this, he worked for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a Policy Analyst in the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation and as a temporary Public Information Officer in the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

Bill holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Latin American Studies with honors from Bowdoin College and two master’s degrees from the University of Oxford—one in Migration Studies with merit and the second in Criminology and Criminal Justice with distinction. Among his accomplishments, he has been named a John Lewis Fellow, a Truman Scholar, a Marshall Scholar, the 2016 National Male Hispanic Scholar of the Year, and in 2020, a Southern Arizona ‘40 under 40’ honoree for his impact in the community. He plans to enroll at Yale Law School upon completing his DPhil. 

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