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I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of Central Florida. I received my doctoral degree from the joint policy policy program at Georgia State University and the Georgia Institute of TechnologyMy research interests include urban policy and race/ethnicity, particularly pertaining to the interplay between immigration policy and immigrants. I was a Census Bureau Special Sworn Status researcher at the Atlanta Census Research Data Center (ACRDC) between 2013 and 2014.

My recent research examines the dynamics of local immigration policymaking and the implications of local policies for the employment outcomes, residential patterns, and health outcomes of low-income and immigrant households and individuals. I also conducted research on ethnic entrepreneurship and community development. My publications have appeared in in peer-reviewed journals including Growth and Change, Urban Affairs Review, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Health & Place, and Journal of Urban Affairs. Currently, I am examining how local immigration policies and practices such as sanctuary policies affect the local population and community.







Contact me at:

School of Public Administration
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL 32816

Email: Xi.Huang@ucf.edu