Isabel Anadon

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Isabel Anadon

Isabel Anadon

Assistant Professor (starting Fall 2023)

Research Interests

Criminology & Criminal Justice; Detention and Prisons; Law and Society; Migration; Punishment; Race and Ethnicity, Research Methods


Isabel Anadon is Assistant Professor of Sociology (starting Fall 2023). Her current research focuses on understanding how law and policies impact social processes. Her expertise lies in exploring issues that arise at the intersection of immigration and criminalization, or crimmigration law. Her recent professional experience assisted local Chicago communities and NGOs in influencing policy and legal processes within Illinois state government. Isabel’s previous work spanned immigration policy issues including integration, education, federal immigration policy and access to health care.


  • PhD, University of Wisconsin, 2023 (expected)
  • MS, University of Wisconsin, 2018
  • MPP, University of Chicago, 2005
  • BA, University of Notre Dame, 1998

Recent Courses

  • SOC 293, Social Research Methods
  • SOC 337, Sociology of Punishment