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2017-18 Fellows

Fellows Program

USMEX has one of the largest residential fellowship programs in the U.S. for research on Mexico. The program has received more than 670 academics at UC San Diego. Each year we bring together fellows from the social sciences and related fields to engage with our students, faculty and the larger San Diego cross-border community. Learn more about our past fellows.

Meet the 2018–19 Fellows

  • Kevan Antonio Aguilar

    Kevan Antonio Aguilar

    Ph.D. candidate in history, UC San Diego

    Research Project: Revolutionary Encounters: Mexican Communities and Spanish Exiles, 1931-1952

    Residency: September 2018 – May 2019

  • Daniela Tatiana Barba-Sánchez

    Daniela Tatiana Barba-Sánchez

    Ph.D. candidate in political science, Princeton University

    Research Project: State Neutrality and the Fight Against Crime as a Political Opportunity: The Case of Mexico

    Residency: September 2018 – May 2019

  • Angie M. Bautista-Chavez

    Angie M. Bautista-Chavez

    Ph.D. candidate in government, Harvard University

    Research Project: Exporting Borders: The Domestic and International Politics of Migration Control

    Residency: September 2018 – December 2018

  • Jose Bucheli

    Jose Bucheli

    Ph.D. candidate in economics, University of New Mexico

    Research Project: Migratory Experiences to the United States and Labor Decisions Among Return Migrants in Mexico

    Residency: September 2018 – May 2019

  • Alejandro Corvera

    Alejandro Corvera

    Ph.D. candidate in cultural studies, Colegio de la Frontera Norte

    Research Project: Between the Classroom and Everyday Life Experiences: Code Negotiations and Pedagogical Practices in the Digital Age

    Residency: September 2018 – December 2018

  • James Daria

    James Daria

    Ph.D. candidate in anthropology, University of Oregon

    Research Project: Jornalero: Indigenous Migrant Farmworkers in Global Agricultural Enclaves Along the US-Mexico Border

    Residency: September 2018 – May 2019

  • Albert José-Antonio López

    Albert José-Antonio López

    Ph.D. Candidate in History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture, MIT

    Research Project: The Integrated State: Architecture, Planning, and Politics in Mexico: 1938-1958

    Residency: September 2018 – May 2019

  • Silvia López Estrada

    Silvia López Estrada

    Professor in the department of population studies, Colegio de la Frontera Norte

    Research Project: Mexican Transborder Care Workers in the Tijuana-San Diego Region: A Profession of Life at the Intersection of Gender, Welfare and Migration

    Residency: September 2018 – May 2019

  • Daniel Millán

    Daniel Millán

    Ph.D. candidate in sociology, UC Irvine

    Research Project: Immigration Laws and Household Instability: The Academic Outcomes of Mexican Children of Immigrants with a Deported Parent

    Residency: September 2018 – February 2019

  • Sergio Miranda Pacheco

    Sergio Miranda Pacheco

    Professor of history at Institute of Historical Research, UNAM

    Research Project: Urbanization and Desiccation: Towards an Environmental History of Mexico City in the 19th and 20th Centuries

    Residency: April 2019 – June 2019

  • Jorge Ramirez

    Jorge Ramirez

    Ph.D. Candidate in history, UC San Diego

    Research Project: Becoming Indigenous: Race, Violence, and Agriculture in Cold War Oaxaca and Along the U.S.-Mexico Pacific Coast, 1970-2006

    Residency: September 2018 – May 2019

  • Tesalia Rizzo

    Tesalia Rizzo

    Ph.D. candidate in political science, MIT

    Research Project: When Clients Become Citizens: Intermediation and Claim-Making in Mexico

    Residency: January 2019 – June 2019

  • Teresita Rocha Jimenez

    Teresita Rocha Jimenez

    Ph.D. candidate in Public Health, UC San Diego- San Diego State University

    Research Project:The Role of Migration and Mobility on Sexual and Mental Health at Mexico’s Northern and Southern Borders

    Residency: September 2018 – February 2019

  • Melissa Rogers

    Melissa Rogers

    Assistant professor of political science in the Division of Politics & Economics at Claremont Graduate University

    Research Project: Nascent Bureaucracies: Institution Building in Mexico’s States

    Residency: September 2018 – December 2018

  • Lynn Stephen

    Lynn Stephen

    Professor of anthropology, University of Oregon

    Research Project: Remembering Mexico: Emotion and Testimony in Elena Poniatowska’s Crónicas

    Residency: September 2018 – May 2019

  • Abigail Thornton

    Abigail Thornton

    Ph.D. candidate in education, UCLA

    Research Project: Learning for Inclusion: Deported Migrants’ Strategies for Rebuilding Lives in Tijuana, Mexico

    Residency: September 2018 – May 2019

  • Carolina Valdivia

    Carolina Valdivia

    Ph.D. candidate in education, Harvard University

    Research Project: Understanding How the Possibility of Being Separated Due to Deportation Affects Immigrant Young Adults and their Families

    Residency: January 2019 – April 2019

  • David Yee

    David Yee

    Ph.D. candidate in History, Stony Brook University

    Research Project: Divided Landscapes in the Mexican Metropolis: Housing and Segregation in Mexico City, 1940-1976

    Residency: January 2019 – May 2019