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Eduardo Torre Cantalapiedra

Ph.D. candidate in Population Studies, El Colegio de México

Eduardo Torre Cantalapiedra

Residency: March – May 2016

Research Project: Mexican Families in Phoenix Facing the Arizona's Anti-immigrant Policies: Permanence and Interstate Migration

Research Interests: international migration, immigration policy, migration and race


Eduardo Torre Cantalapiedra is a Ph.D. candidate in population studies at the El Colegio de México. He earned an M.A. in international economic relations and cooperation from King Juan Carlos University in Madrid and the University of Guadalajara, Mexico. He received his bachelor’s degrees in law, business management and political science at the Complutense University of Madrid.

Torre Cantalapiedra’s research examines the responses of Mexican families in Arizona to the anti-immigrant state policies and the 2008 economic crisis, in terms of their potential mobility within the U.S. or their permanence in the state. In looking at Mexican immigrant families with undocumented members, he aims to answer what it means for them to live under SB 1070 and other anti-immigrant policies in Arizona, as well as in what way Arizona state policies influence Mexican families’ decisions and actions to move to other states of U.S.