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I have a J-2 visa and I'm currently staying in the USA. Can I work as a visiting scholar or post doc in a university? I have a PhD. I kept in touch with some professors. Not sure I can legally take part in academic work.
Anyone in J-2 status can apply for an EAD which will authorize you to do any kind of work in the US. I am not sure if universities will accept you as a "visiting scholar" or "post-doc", however.
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