Dr. Adriano Udani
Associate Professor, Dept. of Political Science, UMSL
Director, Public Policy Administration Program, UMSL
Research Advisor, Community Innovation and Action Center (CIAC), UMSL
Adriani Udani specializes in the study of political attitudes toward immigrant groups and policy decisions that affect immigrant treatment in the United States. He also studies public misperceptions of immigration enforcement and its impact on immigrant communities. His research is published in American Review of Public Administration; Adminitrative Praxis & Theory; American Politics Research; Social Sciences Quarterly; Politics, Groups, & Identitites; Policy Studies Journal; State Politics & Policy Quarterly; and Public Integrity. Adriano's current work contributes to the emergence of "Civically Engaged Research" in political science, which aims to collaborate in racially equitable ways with people and groups beyond the academy to co-produce, share, and apply knowledge related to power and politics. His current project involves partnering with immigrant service proviers, attorneys, and asylum seekers to abolish detention of all forms.
Professor Udani received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, and his M.P.A. from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.