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PhD candidate Karla Cornejo Villavicencio: Finalist for 2020 National Book Award

January 11, 2021

Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, an undocumented American from Ecuador and Yale doctoral student, wrote “The Undocumented Americans,” published in March, which captures the day-to-day lives and resilience of undocumented laborers she met across the country. The book was recently named one of the best books of the year by the New York Times Book Review and was among 17 books listed by former President Obama as his favorites from 2020. Read the full article on Yale News.