EDUCATION

2012-present: Joint Doctoral Program in Social Work and Anthropology

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Dissertation Title: In the Shadow of the Beast: Infrastructures of Undocumented Migration Through Mexico

2015: Master of Social Work

University of Michigan, School of Social Work, Ann Arbor, MI

2015: Master of Arts, Anthropology

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

2010: Bachelor of Arts, Human Development and Social Relations 

Earlham College, Richmond, IN

2010: Bachelor of Arts, Spanish and Hispanic Studies

Earlham College, Richmond, IN

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

1. Doering-White, J., Pinto, R., Ibarra-Frayre, M. Bramble, R. (conditional accept). “Language Interpretation in Social Work Education.” 

2. Doering-White, J. (2018). "Evidencing Violence and Care Along the Central American Migrant Trail Through Mexico" Social Service Review. 92(3), 432-469. https://doi.org/10.1086/699196

3. Doering-White, J. (2018). "The Shifting Boundaries of Best Interest:" Sheltering Unaccompanied Minors in Transit Through Mexico" Children and Youth Services Review. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2018.01.009

4. Lopez, W.D., Horner, P., Sanders, L., Martinez, R., Doering-White, J., Delva, J. (2018). “Raising children amid the threat of deportation: Perspectives from undocumented Latina mothers” Journal of Community Practice. 26(2), 225-235. https://doi.org/10.1080/10705422.2018.1450318

5. Grabowska, S., Doering-White, J. (2016). “(Re)Collecting the Crossing: Material Memories of the Sonoran Borderlands” in Excavating Memory: Material Culture Approaches to Sites of Remembering and Forgetting. Starzmann, M. and Roby, J., Eds. Gainesville, FL: University of Florida Press. [Peer-Reviewed]

6. Doering-White, J., Horner, P., Sanders, L., Martinez, R., Lopez, W.D., Delva, J. (2014). “Testimonial Engagement: Undocumented Latina mothers navigating a gendered deportation regime” Journal of International Migration and Integration. 17(2), 325-240. https://doi-org.proxy.lib.umich.edu/10.1007/s12134-014-0408-7

7. Horner, P., Sanders, L., Martinez, R., Doering-White, J., Lopez, W., Delva, J. (2014). ““I Put a Mask On” The Human Side of Deportation Effects on Children” Journal of Social Welfare and Human Rights. 2(2), 33-47. https://doi.org/10.15640/10.15640/jswhr.v2n2a3

8. Delva, J., Horner, P., Sanders, L., Martinez, R., Lopez, W.D., & Doering-White, J. (2013). Mental health problems of children of undocumented parents in the United States: A hidden crisis. Journal of Community Positive Practices XIII(3), 25-35.

NON PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

1. Doering-White, J., Frank-Vitale, A., De León, J. (2017). “Death and Disappearance along the Central American Migrant Trail” in Fatal Journeys, Volume 3. International Organization for Migration. (https://publications.iom.int/books/fatal-journeys-volume-3-part-2-improving-data-missing-migrants) [Policy Report]

2. Doering-White, J.  (2017). “Migrants Deaths in the Arizona Desert: La vida no vale nada.” Medical Anthropology Quarterly [Book Review]

3. De León, J. García, E., Undocumented Migration Project, (2016). “A View From the Tracks: U.S. Policy is Effectively Hiding the Suffering of Undocumented Migrants.” Sapiens.  https://www.sapiens.org/culture/prevention-through-deterrence/ [Photo Essay]

PUBLICATIONS IN DEVELOPMENT

1. Doering-White, J. (in preparation). “The Afterlife of Participatory Photography in Qualitative Research.” 

2. Doering-White, J. (in preparation). “Metalworking and Making do: Labors of Waiting along the Central American Migrant Trail.” 

3. Mathias, J., Doering-White, J., Smith, Y., Hardesty, M. (in preparation). “Ethnography and Causal Explanation.” 

FUNDING

External

2016                Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant

2015                Fulbright-García U.S. Student Grant for Dissertation Research

Internal

2018: Rackham Program in Public Scholarship, University of Michigan

2017: Rackham Pre-doctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan

2016: Summer Funding, School of Social Work, University of Michigan

2016: International Conference Travel Grant, University of Michigan School of Social Work

2014: International Institute Conference Travel Grant, University of Michigan

2014: Rackham Graduate Student Conference Travel Grant, University of Michigan

2014: International Institute Conference Travel Grant, University of Michigan

2013: Rackham Graduate Student Conference Travel Grant, University of Michigan

2012: Rackham Merit Fellow, University of Michigan

2006: Presidential Scholar, Earlham College

AWARDS

2017: Henry J. Meyer Award, School of Social Work, University of Michigan 

2017: Harold T. and Vivian B. Shapiro Prize, School of Social Work, University of Michigan

2016: Rackham Graduate Student Research Award, University of Michigan

2015: Outstanding GSI Award, Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan

2015: Rackham International Research Award, University of Michigan

2014: Kellogg Fellowship, University of Michigan School of Social Work

2014: Davis Award, University of Michigan School of Social Work

2014: Honorable Mention, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

2010: Phi Beta Kappa, Earlham College

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Fall 2017: Instructor, SW611 Social Change Theories, University of Michigan School of Social Work

Sp/Su 2015: Instructor, Undocumented Migration Project Ethnographic Field School

Winter 2015: Teaching Assistant, ANTH101, Introduction to Anthropology, University of Michigan

2014: Teaching Assistant, ANTH101, Introduction to Anthropology, University of Michigan

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

 2018-: Cultivating Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Southwest Detroit

Ethnographic evaluation of a Spanish-language entrepreneurship training workshops series. Includes participant observation during training sessions, in-depth interviews with participants and program staff, and a participatory digital story-telling workshop with graduate trainees.

2014-17: In the Shadow of the Beast: Infrastructures of Central American Migration through Mexico

Conducted 20 months of ethnographic fieldwork in and around migrant shelters throughout Mexico that assist undocumented Central Americans in transit. Fieldwork included 150 “journey narrative” interviews, 50 interviews with shelter workers, and 2000 hours of participant observation as a shelter volunteer.

2015: Undocumented Migration Project: Central American Transit Migration through Mexico, with Jason De León

Co-taught qualitative and community-based research methodologies to 15 undergraduate students from the United States and Mexico.

2013: Impact of Immigration Enforcement on Children and Families in SE Michigan Advisor, with Jorge Delva

Analyzed interview and focus group transcripts with parents and children impacted by immigration enforcement to understand the impact of immigration enforcement and deportation on families.           

2013: Nonresidential Fathers in Four American Cities, with Laura Lein

Summarized, analyzed, and prepared brief summaries of transcripts from qualitative interviews with low-income, non-custodial fathers in four America cities.        

2013: (Re)Collecting the Crossing: Material Memories of the Sonoran Borderlands, with Jason De León

Conducted, coded, and analyzed interviews with recently deported migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border and undocumented immigrants living in Detroit, MI, to compare understandings of the border crossing.

PRACTICE EXPERIENCE

2017: Evaluation Consultant, ProsperUS Detroit, Detroit, MI

Assisted with grant writing and evaluation design for an entrepreneurship training program the links aspiring low-income minority and immigrant entrepreneurs with formal financing.           

2017: Evaluation Consultant, A Brighter Way, Ann Arbor, MI

Conducted evaluative interviews with mentors and mentees for a peer-mentorship program that assists individuals recently released from prison. Assisted with grant-writing and program conceptualization.

2014-17: Shelter Worker, Apizaco, Tlaxcala, Mexico

Provided humanitarian assistance to undocumented Central Americans in transit through Mexico. Responsibilities included assisting with daily operations (cooking, cleaning, intake), meeting with officials, fundraising, and program evaluation.

2012-13: Community Organizing Intern, Chadsey-Condon Community Organization, Detroit, MI

Designed and implemented community programming in Southwest Detroit as part of the Skillman Foundation’s Good Neighborhoods Initiatives. Responsibilities included grant-writing, family event planning, and program evaluation.

2010-12: Intercultural Outreach Coordinator, 1st Street Armoury Community Action Agency, Monmouth, IL

Coordinated programming for immigrant community members at a small community center in rural Illinois. Provided interpretation services, counseling, grant-writing, and organized family events.

2010-12: Volunteer English Language Instructor, Regional Office of Education, Monmouth, IL

Designed and conducted three six-week “Spanish for Beginners” classes for English-speaking community members.

2006-08: Volunteer English Language Instructor, AMIGOS Community Organization, Richmond, IN

Served as a weekly volunteer language tutor for Spanish-speaking community members.

SERVICE AND CO-CURRICULAR EXPERIENCE  

2015-16: Co-Producer, Field Consultant, and Sound Expert, “Border South”, Documentary Film, with Raul Paz Pastrana, Director

Provided field and editorial consultation to film-maker Raul Paz Pastrana during the filming of “Border South,” a documentary about the shifting landscape of immigration enforcement between Central America, Mexico, and the United States. www.bordersouthfilm.com

2013-14: Student Representative, Doctoral Committee, University of Michigan School of Social Work

Elected to represent doctoral student organization on faculty committee dedicated to doctoral student success.

2013-14: Co-Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Group on Poverty and Inequality, University of Michigan 

Coordinated writing and reading workshops with an interdisciplinary group of doctoral students interested in social welfare policy.

PRESENTATIONS

Conferences/Workshops Organized

1. Doering-White, J., Pinto, R., Bramble, R. Language Interpretation in Social Work Practice, Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Orlando, FL, forthcoming November 2018

2. Doering-White, J., Pinto, R., Bramble, R. Ibarra, M. Language Interpretation in Social Work Practice, University of Michigan School of Social Work, Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion, October 2017

3. Doering-White, J., Frank-Vitale, A. Root, L. The Crisis in Context: Central American Migration and Social Justice, University of Michigan School of Social Work, Office of Global Activities, October 2016 

Conference Presentations

1. Doering-White, J. Polaroid Photography and Ethnographic Practice, Displacements Conference, Society for Cultural Anthropology, virtual node, April 2018

2. Doering-White, J. Ethnographic Approaches to Causal Explanation in Social Work, Society for Social Work Research Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 2018

3. Doering-White, J. Matters of Contention: Materialities of Ethical Claim-Making, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC (Panel Co-organizer with John Mathias, Florida State University), November 2017

4. Doering-White, J. “Gendered Assemblages of Solidarity and Security along the Central American Migrant Trail” Law and Society Annual Meeting, Mexico City, Mexico, June 2017

5. Doering-White, J. (2017). Infrastructures of Violence and Care: Undocumented Central American Migration and Mexico’s “Humanitarian Visa,” Latin American Studies Association Annual Conference, Lima, Peru, May 2017

6. Doering-White, J. Mexico’s “Humanitarian Visa” and Undocumented Central American Families” Society for Social Work Research Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, January 2017

7. Doering-White, J. “Stuck in Transit: Humanitarian Infrastructures and Unaccompanied Minors Migrating through Mexico” Society for Social Work Research Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, January 2017

8. Doering-White, J. Material Boundaries of Citizenship: Central American Clandestine Migration through Mexico, Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, WA, January 2015

9. Doering-White, J. “Clandestine” Migration and the Materiality of Train Hopping through Mexico, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Washington DC, November 2014

10. Doering-White, J. Violence and Care in Transit: Sheltering Migrants on the U.S.-Mexico Border, Society for Applied Anthropology, Albuquerque, NM, March 2014

11. Doering-White, J. Care Along the Tracks: Clandestine Migration, Humanitarian Care, and Railroad Infrastructure in Mexico, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 2013

12. Doering-White, J. Mixteco Migration and Transborder Subjectivities in the Rural Midwest, Committee on Institutional Cooperation Summer Research Opportunities Conference, Ann Arbor, MI, July 2009 (Outstanding Oral Presentation Award)

Invited Talks

1. Doering-White, J. The Shifting Boundaries of Best Interest: Sheltering Unaccompanied Minors in Transit Through Mexico, Henry Meyer Award Invited Presentation, University of Michigan School of Social Work, University of Michigan, May 2018

2. Doering-White, J., Humanitarian Aid Along the Central American Migrant Trail, Guest Lecture to doctoral seminar on social change theories, School of Social Work, University of Michigan, March 2018

3. Doering-White, J., Autonomy of Migration and Humanitarian Aid Along the Central American Migrant Trail,  Guest lecture to graduate seminar on poverty and inequality in social work research, School of Social Work, University of Michigan, March 2018

4. Doering-White, J. Polaroid Photography and Ethnographic Practice, Sensory Ethnography Workshop, Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan, March 2018

5. Doering-White, J. Humanitarian Aid Along the Central American Migrant Trail, Guest Lecture to undergraduate seminar on immigration and Health, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, March 2018

6. Doering-White, J., Humanitarian Aid Along the Central American Migrant Trail, Guest Lecture to Undergraduate Seminar on Migrant Farmworkers, Residential College, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, November 2017

7. Doering-White, J., Evidencing Violence and Care for Central Americans Migrating Undocumented Through Mexico, Scholars in Anthropology and Social Work, October 2017

8. Doering-White, J., “Border South: Violence and Care along the Central American Migrant Trail, Theme Series Lecture at Delta College, Bay City, MI, December 2016

9. Doering-White, J., “Border South: Violence and Care along the Central American Migrant Trail”, Guest Lecture, Grandview College, Des Moines, IA, July 2016

JOURNAL REVIEW EXPERIENCE

Children and Youth Services Review, Journal of International Migration and Integration, Medical Anthropology Quarterly

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Society for Social Work Research, Council on Social Work Education, American Anthropological Association, Latin American Studies Association, Law and Society Association

LANGUAGES

English (Native), Spanish (Fluent)