Bill De La Rosa is a PhD student and Clarendon Scholar in Criminology at the University of Oxford. His research examines the convergence of immigration law and criminal law, as well as the adjacent fields of border control and punishment. He is also a Book Reviews Editor and Regional Contributor for Border Criminologies, an academic blog that aims to understand the global effects of immigration enforcement.
Prior to his doctoral studies, Bill was a Program Coordinator for the Pima County Administrator’s Criminal Justice Reform Unit, where he advised the Assistant County Administrator of Justice and Law Enforcement on strategies to safely lower the jail population and address racial disparities in the justice system. Before this, he served in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a Truman-Albright Fellow. In this capacity, he assisted federal staff in the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation oversee policy research on Hispanic, immigrant, and cultural minority populations, and represented the Office of Refugee Resettlement as a Public Information Officer under the Obama administration.
Bill received a BA in Sociology and Latin American Studies from Bowdoin College and two MSc’s in Migration Studies as well as in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Oxford as a Marshall Scholar. After completing his PhD, he plans to enroll at Yale Law School, where he has been officially accepted, as a Harry S. Truman Scholar.