Bill De La Rosa is a DPhil Candidate and Clarendon Scholar at the Centre for Criminology. His research examines the relationship between punishment and U.S. immigration law and policy. His research interests include the convergence of immigration law and criminal law, border controls, citizenship, race, and inequality.
Bill is also a Visiting Scholar at the University of Arizona’s Binational Migration Institute and a Spanish Language Editor as well as Book Reviews Editor for the Border Criminologies Blog. Prior to starting his DPhil, he worked as a Program Coordinator in the Pima County Administrator’s Office in Arizona on criminal justice reform initiatives, served as a Policy Analyst in the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and represented the Obama administration as the youngest Public Information Officer in the Office of Refugee Resettlement.
Raised in South Tucson, Arizona, Bill earned his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Latin American Studies 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, Bill has been named a Gates Millennium Scholar, a John Lewis Fellow, a Harry S. Truman Scholar, a Marshall Scholar, the 2016 National Male Hispanic Scholar of the Year, and in 2020, a Southern Arizona ‘40 under 40’ honoree. Upon completing his doctorate, Bill plans to enroll in Yale Law School, where he has been officially accepted.