Patricia Fernández-Kelly is on the faculty of the department of sociology and the office of population research. She serves as the organizer for the Center for Migration and Development. She is also the organizer of the Scholars in Residence Program for the New Jersey State Prison where she teaches courses in sociology and facilitates the collaboration between inmates and Princeton University students in the production of InsideOut, an educational magazine. Fernández-Kelly serves on the advisory boards and committees of the People of America Foundation and the Latin America Legal Defense and Education fund. She has been a member of editorial boards for the American Sociological Review, Signs: A Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies, and Urban Anthropology.