Guadalupe Chavez – 2018-2019, Research, Mexico
My name is Guadalupe Chavez and I was a Fulbright researcher in Mexico City from 2018-2019. My research was on post-deportation, more specifically how Mexico has responded to the rise of deportations from the U.S and what type of political activism arises post-deportation.
While in Mexico, I had the opportunity to volunteer at Otros Dreams en Accion, a grassroots organization that supports deportees, returnees and international migrants in Mexico. At the moment I have written and published two research pieces on my research including After the ‘American Dream’? How Mexico Responds to U.S. Deportations and Mobilization beyond deportation: An interview with Yolanda Varona, founder of DREAMers Moms USA/Tijuana AC featured in Latino Studies.
At the moment I am an independent researcher and work at the Center for Migration Studies – a think tank and devoted to the study of international migration. I received my MA from the New School for Social Research in politics. I would love to meet other Latinx folx who have studied in Mexico and/or interested in applying to Fulbright in Mexico.