Graduate Associates

  • Department of Anthropology
  • Department of Geography
  • Department of Communication

Stress, resilience, coping, and privacy management of Undocumented college students. Interpersonal communication. 

  • Department of Sociology

Critical political economy, migration, labor control, political sociology, historical materialism, social reproduction


  • Department of Education at the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Communication
  • Department of Feminist Studies
  • Department of Political Science
Mexico-U.S. migration dynamics, U.S. and Mexico migration policy, International political economy of migration, The politics of migration.
  • Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies
  • Department of History

U.S history, Taiwan studies, Asian migration, Asian American studies, US-Asian relations


  • Department of Global Studies

Global Migration, Global South, Race and Migration intersection, Latin America, Diaspora, Haitian Migration. 

  • Department of Anthropology

Racism, the state, and agricultural industry. Labour exploitation in northwest Mexico

Farm wage labour is precarious work. In Mexico, the academic discussion of the conditions of farmworkers has been in terms of labor policies, human rights, class, vulnerability, health, and gender. In contrast, this research argues that racism is a fundamental element to understand how labour exploitation in agribusiness is legitimized by the state. In this respect, the central question of Gerardo's project is: How does the Mexican state categorize and control its populations to develop agricultural industries? His study aims to produce an ethnography of the state in northwest Mexico, seeing the administration and execution of public policies involving farmworkers within international agribusiness projects.

  • Department of Classics
ancient Greek drama, immigration and marginalization, autochthony and citizenship, memory, discourse of death and vulnerability, ancient and modern performance, reception studies, community-based projects based on the exploration of identity and the sense of belonging. 
  • Department of Religious Studies

Asian and Asian American religion, New Religious Movements, transnationalism, race/ethnicity, and identity politics.

  • Department of Global Studies

Global Culture, Diasporic Identity, Immigration, Feminism, Iran and the Middle East