Nina Siulc


Nina Siulc serves as director of research initiatives, where she supports research and data science staff across the organization and plays a senior leadership role in Vera’s immigration justice work.

Nina came to Vera in 1999 to support Vera’s first immigration justice project piloting alternatives to detention. She has conducted numerous studies on the human and social impacts of immigration policy, including among people deported to the Dominican Republic; taught courses in legal studies at the University of Massachusetts and criminal justice at Rutgers University; supported several other nonprofits in their immigration policy research; and consulted on federal litigation advancing immigrant rights. She returned to Vera for the third time in 2017.

Nina holds a BA in anthropology and Latin American and Iberian studies from Bard College and an MA and PhD in sociocultural anthropology and an advanced certificate in culture and media from New York University.