Joaquin Rubacalba

Faculty Affiliate; Policing, Enforcement, and Justice

Assistant Professor, UNC Chapel Hill

Participation in DITE: Cohort 11/12 Fellow

As an assistant professor in the Department of Public Policy at UNC-Chapel Hill, Joaquín Alfredo-Angel Rubalcaba’s research examines the intersection of health, labor, and education economics and contemporary policy issues that generate disparities along the lines of race, ethnicity, gender, immigration status, and class. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of New Mexico as a RWJF doctoral fellow and is affiliated with the Native American Budget and Policy Institute. Dr. Rubalcaba is also a faculty fellow at the Carolina Population Center at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he explores the effects of public policy on the overall socioeconomic well-being of immigrant communities, including issues like labor dynamics in mixed-status households, local policing practices targeting migrant communities, and health outcomes.

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