She is the author of LOCKOUT: Why America Keeps Getting Immigration Wrong When Our Prosperity Depends on Getting It Right (Public Affairs 2006/paperback 2007; a Washington Post Book World “Best Nonfiction of 2006″ Selection) and Why the Cocks Fight: Dominicans, Haitians and the Struggle For Hispaniola (FSG/Hill & Wang, 1999).
Michele received a 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship for her work on changing views of citizenship. She is a 2009 Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a 2008 Young Leader of the American Council on Germany, and a 2008 Womens Media Center Progressive Womens Voices alumna.
A sought-after public speaker, Michele lectures frequently about immigration and the global economy. She has been a source for major U.S. and international media including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Reuters, CNN, CNBC, Fox News, MSNBC, National Public Radio and Public Radio International.
Formerly Latin America bureau chief for International Financing Review, Michele has written for many U.S. and Latin American publications including The American Prospect, America Economia, The Guardian, Internationale Politik, Newsday, The New York Times, Texas Observer, Valor Economico, Tikkun, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and World Policy Journal.
She is a graduate of Rice University and of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, PEN, and the Authors Guild, and an honorary fellow of the Foreign Policy Association.No tags for this post.