Guillermo Cantor, Ph.D., is the Deputy Director of Research at the American Immigration Council, a Washington, D.C.-based N.G.O. that works to increase public understanding of immigration law and policy, advocate for fair and just administration of our immigration laws, and educate the public about the enduring contributions of America’s immigrants. He is also an affiliated scholar at ISIM and an Adjunct Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University.
In his current role at the American Immigration Council, Dr. Cantor leads the organization’s research efforts and manages the research team. He has authored numerous reports and articles on immigration enforcement, immigration policy, and immigrant integration in the United States and Argentina. Much of his current work focuses on the U.S.-Mexico border, an area in which systematic violation of migrants’ rights by government authorities has become pervasive. Prior to joining the Council, he held research and teaching positions at several research organizations and academic institutions. Most recently, he served as a tenured researcher at The National Scientific and Technical Research Council in Argentina. He was also a professor at the National University of Rosario and the National University of Entre Ríos. Throughout his career, he received multiple awards and distinctions including a Fulbright Fellowship, the Urban Institute's Emerging Scholar Award, and the International Development Research Center's Research Award. Dr. Cantor holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Maryland, College Park, an M.A. in Economic Sociology from the National University of San Martin, and a B.A. in Political Science from the National University of Rosario.