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History Ph.D. Student
I am a mid-20th-century historian studying U.S.-Mexico relations, labor history, Borderlands, migration, and child and family history.
Advisor: Maria Cristina Garcia, Veronica Martinez-Matsuda
U.S.-Mexico relations, labor history, Borderlands, migration, child and family history, Chicana/o Studies and Latino Studies.
I study the untold stories of the children of Braceros who were raised within the U.S. as a result of their father's established ties. I do so by examining archived official federal and political records primarily concerning education and putting them into conversation with oral histories. The aim of my work is to explore the social, cultural, and political legacies of the Bracero Program. More specifically, I am interested in the second generation’s involvement in social and political sectors as impacted and influenced by their familial ties to the program. With the current H-2A Temporary Agricultural Workers program and anti-immigrant sentiment, it is imperative to understand the implications of foreign laborer programs and how they impact future generations of imported groups.