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Ana Bertha Uribe Alvarado

Professor of Communication, Universidad de Colima

Residency: September 2019 – January 2020

Research Project: Educational Experiences of Mexican Immigrants, in Hispanic Programs for Adults in California

Research Interests: migration and education, Bracero Program, communication and culture, soap operas, TV reception studies


Ana Bertha Uribe Alvarado is a professor-researcher in social science at the University of Colima, Mexico. She is a member of the National System of Researchers in Mexico: SNI (the government body that integrates scientific research in Mexico). Uribe Alvarado won a National Award for Science in Mexico for her doctoral thesis and has published six academic books and more than fifty essays in academic journals. She was director-founder of the Extension Office at the University of Colima Los Angeles, which is a nonprofit office that has a mission to support adult education programs, research and cultural promotion for Hispanic minorities. 

Currently, she is developing the Project on Educational Experiences of Mexican Immigrants, in Hispanic Programs for Adults in California. The project analyses the impact of adult education programs aimed at the migrant-speaking population that has an educational disadvantage (without completing their basic education). This project was carried out using mixed methodology, from a quantitative perspective (probabilistic sampling survey) and qualitative (interviews with students and teachers). This project was financed by the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) and the National Institute for the Evaluation of Education (INEE) in Mexico (2018-2019). She is also participating in an international project on Mexican migrants of the Bracero Program and German migrants in Brazil.