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Bernardo Gomez

Ph.D. candidate in global development studies, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California

Bernardo Gomez

Residency: September 2016 – December 2016

Research Project: The impact cultural capital of high school students on their educational expectations and aspirations: A study of Tijuana-San Diego youth

Research Interests: social capital, cultural capital, income inequality, binational education and Latin-American studies


Bernardo Gomez is a Ph.D candidate in global development studies at Universidad Autónoma de Baja California. He received a master’s degree in international administration from the Universidad Iberoamericana, where he studied how different cultures respond toward motivation in a maquila setting, and holds a bachelor’s degree in international business from Centro de Enseñanza Técnica y Superior.

In his dissertation, Gomez addresses how youth in San Diego and Tijuana are experiencing their aspirations and expectations toward attaining a college degree. He addresses cultural capital in border crossing, parental involvement and economic status of the ever-so intertwined future generation.