Principal Investigators

Project Coordinator:
Robert Irwin, Professor, Spanish and Portuguese (UC Davis)

Site Coordinators:

Tijuana

Guillermo Alonso Meneses, Professor, Cultural Studies (COLEF)
Mexico City/Mexico State
Maricruz Castro Ricalde
, Professor/Researcher, Humanities and Education (Tec de Monterrey)

Guadalajara/Jalisco
Luis Rodolfo Morán Quiroz, Professor, Sociology (U de Guadalajara)
Ciudad Juárez
Abraham Paniagua Vázquez, Director, School of Political and Social Sciences (UA de Chihuahua)
Monterrey
Cristina Reynaga, Professor, Humanidades y Educación (Tecnológico de Monterrey)

Tapachula/Chiapas
Ernesto Zarco, UC Mexus Fellowship Postdoctoral scholar at Global Migration Center (UC Davis)

Board of Directors:

Research Team:

Tijuana

  • Jocelín Mariscal Agreda, researcher, Migration Legislation and Policy Observatory (COLEF)
  • Ana Luisa Calvillo,  PhD Student, Education, Arts and Humanities (UA de Chihuahua)
  • Lizbeth de la Cruz, PhD Student, Spanish  (UC Davis)
  • Sarah Hart, PhD Student, Performance Studies (UC Davis)
  • Jessica Ordaz, Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies (U Colorado Boulder)
  • Yairamaren Román Maldonado, PhD Student, Spanish (UC Berkeley)
  • Danae Valenzuela, PhD Student, Spanish (UC Davis)
  • Marlené Mercado, PhD Student, Cultural Studies (UC Davis)
  • Marinka Swift, PhD Student, Linguistics (UC Davis)
  • Dörte Kresbsbach, MA Student, Latin American Studies and Migration Studies (Freie Universität Berlin/COLEF)
  • José Israel Ibarra González, PhD Student, Migration Studies (COLEF)
  • Isaac Ismael Rivera, Independent Scholar
  • Alia DeBurro, MA Student, Spanish, (UC Davis)
  • Brooke Kipling, MA Student, Spanish (UC Davis)
  • Kyle Proehl, PhD Student, Comparative Literature (UC Davis)
  • Ross Hernández, PhD Student, Comparative Literature (UC Davis)
  • Ernesto Zarco, PhD Student, Regional Studies (U Autónoma de Chiapas)
  • Leopoldo Peña, PhD Student, Spanish (UC Irvine)
  • Mary Kate Coleman, Fulbright Scholar
  • Juan Antonio del Monte, PhD Student, Sociology (COLMEX)
  • John Guzmán Aguilar, PhD Student, Spanish (UC Davis)
  • Oscar Moreno, MFA Student, (University of Texas, El Paso)
  • Esther Morales, Entrepreneur
  • Loraine Morales Pino,  PhD Student, Migration Studies (COLEF)
  • Gaba Cortés, Community Artivist

California

  • Yunuen Gómez Ocampo, Research assistant, English (UC Santa Barbara/CONACYT)
  • Lizbeth de la Cruz, PhD Student, Spanish (UC Davis)
  • Sarah Hart, PhD Student, Performance Studies (UC Davis)
  • Jesús Galán Díaz, PhD Student, Spanish (UC Davis)
  • Jazmín Aceves, PhD Student, Spanish (UC Davis) 
  • Ana Magdaleno, MA Student, Spanish (UC Davis)
  • Alia DeBurro, MA Student, Spanish (UC Davis)
  • Evelyn Linares, BA Student, Spanish (UC Davis)
  • Rachelle Carrillo, BA Student, Spanish (UC Davis)
  • Yaneli Muñoz, BA Student, Education (UC Davis)
  • Jocelyn Vera, BA  Student, Sociology & Spanish (UC Davis)
  • Montserrat Vargas Torres, BS Student, Aerospace Engineering (UC Davis)
  • Rigo Nava, Alumnus, BA in History (UC Davis)
  • John Guzmán Aguilar, PhD Student, Spanish (UC Davis)
  • José Solorio Ramírez, BS Student, Computer Science (UC Davis)
  • Antonio Solorio Ramírez, BA Student, Economics (UC Berkeley)
  • Amelia Fenk, BA Student, Spanish (UC, Davis)
  • Lucio Lira,  BA Student, Psychology &  Spanish (UC Davis)
  • Claudia Tang,  BA & BS Student, Biological Sciences & Spanish (UC Davis)
  • Mariana Galindo-Vega,  BA Student, Sociology &  Spanish (UC Davis)
  • Emma Ramos Reyna, BA Student, Spanish (UC Davis)
  • Sabrina Habchi, BA Student, Political Science (UC Davis)
  • Vanessa Campos, BA Student, Sociology, Spanish, & Chicanx Studies (UC Davis)
  • Evelyn Enciso, BA Student, Spanish & Politics (UC Davis)
  • Aida Lizalde Sánchez, Alumna, BA in Art Studio (UC Davis)
  • Amalia Montes, BA Student, Sociology & Chicana/o Studies (UC Davis)
  • Kareli Mendez Morales, BA Student, Human Development (UC Davis)
  • Mariana Alvarado-Soria, BA Student, Political Science-Public Service & Spanish (UC Davis)
  • Maureen Burdock, PhD Student, Cultural Studies (UC Davis)
  • Sarah Camacho, BA Student, Sociology and Spanish (UC Davis)
  • Dahlia Sandoval, BA Student, Psychology and Spanish (UC Davis)
  • Adamaris Ramirez-Diaz, BA Student, International Relations (UC Davis)
  • Vanessa GonzálezBA Student, Psychology and Spanish (UC Davis)
  • Cassie Tadeo, BA Student, Political Science and Spanish (UC Davis)
  • Aaron Gutierrez, Alumnus, BA Political Science (UC Davis)
  • Salvador López, BA Student, Spanish (UC Davis)
  • Valencia Scott, BA Student, Anthropology and International Relations (UC Davis)
  • Alma Karen Rosas Rodríguez, BA Student, History (UC Davis)
  • Nickolas Barba, BA Student, Spanish (UC Davis)
  • Maria Teresa Pescador Osorio, BA Student, Spanish (UC Davis)
  • Cintia Arechiga Ramírez, BA Student, Sociology and Chicanx Studies (UC Davis)
  • Ani Braude, BA Student, Spanish (UC Davis)
  • Sage Lauwerys, BA Student, Human Development  (UC Davis)
  • Myra Casillas, BA Student, Spanish (UC Davis)
  • Ruth Martinez, BA Student, Sociology, Spanish and Education (UC Davis)
  • Marissa Nunez, BA Student, Biology (UC Davis)
  • Mariadelsol Mora, BA Student, Sociology and Chicanx Studies (UC Davis)
  • Fabiola Valdez Cordero, BA Student, Spanish, Sociology and Education (UC Davis)
  • Itzel Perez, BA Student, Sociology (Law and International Relations) (UC Davis)
  • Mrinalini Singh, BS Student, Cognitive Science (UC Davis)
  • Hannia Barrera, BS Student, Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior (UC Davis)
  • Sergio Domínguez, BA Student, Spanish and Human Development (UC Davis)
  • Briana Vargas, BA student, International Relations and Communication (UC Davis)
  • Oana Alexan Katz, Independent researcher and fundraising specialist
  • Xiaoyu Cai, BA student, Linguistics and Spanish (UC Davis)
  • Abril Sánchez, BA student, Spanish and Sociology (UC Davis)
  • Yazmín Muñoz, BA student, Spanish and Education (UC Davis)
  • Jasmín Méndez Flores, BA student, Spanish and Psychology (UC Davis)
  • Lucas Ruppel Cane, PhD Student, Spanish (UC Davis)
  • Jannet Torres Espinoza, PhD Student, Spanish (UC Davis)
  • Jazmín García, BA Student, Spanish (UC Davis)
  • Shinal Kumar, BS Student, Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior (UC Davis)
  • Amanda Limón, BA Student, Psychology and Spanish (UC Davis)
  • Cynthia Macías, BA Student, Spanish and Psychology (UC Davis)
  • Yasury Melgoza, BA Student, Spanish (UC Davis)
  • Argelia Mendoza, BA Student, Linguistics (UC Davis)
  • Barub Mendoza, BA Student, Spanish and Psychology (UC Davis)
  • Karina Rocha, BA Student, English (UC Davis)
  • Gabriel A. Valdovinos, BA Student, International Relations and Spanish (UC Davis)
  • Samantha Shepherd, BA Student, Mathematical and Scientific Computation, Spanish and Accounting (UC Davis)
  • Nerea Goni, BA & BS Student, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Spanish (UC Davis)
  • Jennifer Vazquez Linares, BA Student, Linguistics and Spanish (UC Davis)

Ciudad de México 

  • John Guzmán Aguilar, PhD Student, Spanish (UC Davis)
  • María José Gutiérrez, PhD Student, Spanish (UC Davis)
  • Dubravka Sužnjević, Independent Scholar
  • Óscar Miranda Villanueva, Profesor/ Researcher (Tec de Monterrey)
  • Roberto Domínguez Cáceres, Profesor/ Researcher, Humanities and Education  (Tec de Monterrey)
  • Jacob Bañuelos Capistrán, Professor/ Researcher, Humanities and Education (Tec de Monterrey)
  • Ailyn Ríos, BA Student, Communication and Journalism (UNAM)
  • Aida Lizalde, Alumna, BA in Arts (UC, Davis)
  • Anna Paola Millán Barrueta, BA Student, Communication and Digital Media (Tec de Monterrey Edo. de México)
  • Estefanía Juárez Ruiz, BA Student, Communication and Digital Media (Tec de Monterrey Edo. de México)
  • Mauricio Alejandro Medrano Castro, BA Student, Communication and Digital Media (Tec de Monterrey Edo. de México)
  • Tania Izveth Aguirre Ortega, BA Student, Communication and Digital Media (Tec de Monterrey Edo. de México)
  • Pedro Luis Larios Dominguez, BA Student, Communication and Digital Media (Tec de Monterrey Edo. de México)
  • Denisse Anahí Guerrero Rodríguez, BA Student, Communication and Digital Media (Tec de Monterrey Edo. de México)
  • Diego Ezequiel Salas Nolasco, BA Student, International Relations (Tec de Monterrey Edo. de México)
  • Karla Mariana García Camargo, BA Student, Communication and Digital Media (Tec de Monterrey Edo. de México)
  • Brandon Tapia García, BA Student, International Relations (Tec de Monterrey Edo. de México)
  • Rosa Hilda Lara Sandoval, BA Student, International Relations (Tec de Monterrey Edo. de México)
  • Daniela Monserrat Ozuna González, BA Student, Communication and Digital Media (Tec de Monterrey Edo. de México)
  • Anayansi Alexia Tafoya Soto, BA Student, Communication and Digital Media (Tec de Monterrey Edo. de México)

Guadalajara

  • Enrique Martínez Curiel, Profesor/ Researcher, Social Sciences and Humanities (U de Guadalajara Centro Universitario de los Valles)
  • Patricia Gascón, Director of Migrant Services (Zapópan City Hall)
  • José Brian Guzmán, BA Student, Sociology (U de Guadalajara)
  • Pedro Magallón, Independent Scholar
  • Javier Contreras, Case Section Coordinator (Instituto Jaliscience para Migrantes)
  • Padre José Juan Cervantes, Codirector (Casa Scalabrini Guadalajara)
  • Antonio Mena, Independent Scholar
  • Lizbeth de la Cruz, Phd Student, Spanish (UC Davis)
  • Ana Lucía Magdaleno, MA Student, Spanish (UC Davis)
  • María de Lourdes García Curiel, Professor/ Researcher, Social Communication (U de Guadalajara)
  • Karla Irán Hurtado García, Student, Bachillerato Unitario (U de Guadalajara)
  • María del Carmen Lizárraga Ramos, BA Student, Sociology (U de Guadalajara)
  • Salvador Leetoy López, Professor/ Researcher, Media and Digital Culture (Tec de Monterrey, Guadalajara)
  • Juan Gerardo Castillo García, BA Student, Communication and Digital Media (Tec de Monterrey, Guadalajara)
  • Juan Carlos Guízar Ramírez, BA Student, Marketing (Tec de Monterrey, Guadalajara)
  • Gerardo Huerta Ruiz, BA Student, Art and Digital Design (Tec de Monterrey, Guadalajara)
  • Mariajosé Díaz Calero Aceves, BA Student, Industrial Design (Tec de Monterrey, Guadalajara)
  • Isaac Jahaziel Cabrera García, BA Student, Communication and Digital Media (Tec de Monterrey, Guadalajara)
  • Gladys Melissa Martínez Pérez, BA Student, Communication and Digital Media (Tec de Monterrey, Guadalajara)
  • Lizeth Anahí Ortiz García, BA Student, Communication and Digital Media (Tec de Monterrey, Guadalajara)
  • Santiago Miguez Rodríguez, BA Student,Communication and Digital Media (Tec de Monterrey, Guadalajara)
  • Dylan Ricardo Astilla Lara, BA Student, Communication and Digital Media (Tec de Monterrey, Guadalajara)

Ciudad Juárez

  • Emilio López Reyes, Professor, Political and Social Sciences (U Autónoma de Chihuahua)
  • Daniel Sierra, Professor, Political and Social Sciences (U Autónoma de Chihuahua)
  • Mario Ávila Melgar, MA Student, Public Action and Social Development (COLEF/Programa Compañeros)
  • Marlené Mercado, PhD Student, Cultural Studies (UC Davis)
  • Josefa Melgar Bayardo, Professor/ Researcher, Coordinator, Business Management (U Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez)
  • María Inés Barrios de la O, PhD Student, Migration Studies (COLEF)
  • Zurisadai González de León, BA Student, Communication Sciences (UACH)
  • Alexandra Molina García, BA Student, Communication Sciences (UACH)
  • Minerva Rosario Hernández Saucedo, BA Student, Communication Sciences (UACH)
  • Jesus Aarón Navarrete Bernal, BA Student, Communication Sciences (UACH)
  • Melissa Fernanda Ramírez Mota, BA Student, Communication Sciences (UACH)
  • Anna Daniela Vélez Arroyo, BA Student, International Relations (UACH)
  • Mónica Analy Ruiz Regalado, BA Student, International Relations (UACH)
  • Benjamin Rangel, Research Secretary (UACH)

Monterrey

  • Adriana Castro Aguirre, Coordinator, Master’s in Education Technology (Tec de Monterrey)
  • Juan Manuel Fernández Cárdenas, Professor/ Researcher, Humanities and Education (Tec de Monterrey)
  • Sandra Gudiño Paredes, Professor/ Researcher, Humanities and Education (Tec de Monterrey)
  • Yuliet Bedoya Rangel, Professor, Political Science and International Relations (U Autónoma de Nuevo León)

Tapachula 

  • Brooke Kipling, PhD Student, Spanish (UC Davis)
  • Ross Hernández, PhD Student, Comparative Literature (UC Davis)
  • Karla Deyanir Sarmiento Aguilar, MA Student, Cultural Studies (UNACH)
  • Jeison Andrés Cortés Zuñiga, MA Student, Cultural Studies (UNACH)
  • Norma Lorena Guichard Lozada, MA Student, Cultural Studies (UNACH)

Legal Advisers:

  • Leticia Saucedo, Professor, UC Davis Law School
  • Raquel Aldana, Professor, UC Davis Law School
  • Kathia Quiros, GWP Immigration Law