Current LAS Graduate Students

  • Blair, Addison

    Blair, Addison

    Graduating Fall 2019

    Research Interest: 20th Century Politics, Military Dictatorships, History of U.S. -Latin American Relations

    Hometown: Spanish Fork, Utah

    Email: a2blair@ucsd.edu 

  • Campbell, Amelia

    First year graduate student

    Research Interest: 

    Hometown: 

    Email: acampbel@ucsd.edu 

  • Cruz, Lorena

    Cruz, Lorena

    Second year graduate student

    Research Interest: International Migration 

    Hometown: Lawrence, Massachusetts

    Email: lcruz@ucsd.edu 

  • Etlin, Stuart

    Etlin, Stuart

    Graduating Fall 2019

    Research Interest:  History, Culture, Politics, Economics, and Public Policy. LGBTQ rights and realities in Latin America. Spanish languages. 

    Hometown: Malibu, CA

    Email: setlin@ucsd.edu 

  • Fei, Yingjie

    Fei, Yingjie

    Second year graduate student

    Research InterestDictatorship, reconciliation, US-LAC-China relations

    Hometown: Jiangsu, China

    Email: yifei@ucsd.edu 

  • Godoy, Samuel

    Godoy, Samuel

    Second year graduate student

    Research InterestHistory of US- Latin America relations, Colombian history, and neoliberalism  

    Hometown: Cali, Colombia 

    Email: sgodoy@ucsd.edu 

  • Gomez, Nelly

    Gomez, Nelly

    Graduating Fall 2019

    Research Interest:  International Migration, Latin American Diaspora, and History.

    Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina

    Email: ngomezam@ucsd.edu 

  • Guzman Dominguez, Jose

    Guzman Dominguez, Jose

    Second year graduate student

    Research InterestHistory, state violence, and the Catholic church in Mexico during the 1900s

    Hometown: Cloverdale, CA

    Email: jguzmand@ucsd.edu 

  • Hussak van Velthen Meira, Raduan

    Hussak van Velthen Meira, Raduan

    Graduating Fall 2019

    Research Interest:  Politics

    Hometown: Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil 

    Email: rmeira@ucsd.edu 

  • Husson, David

    Husson, David

    First year graduate student

    Research Interest: International Migration 

    Hometown: Brookline, MA

    Email: dhusson@ucsd.edu

  • Longley, David

    Longley, David

    Graduating Winter 2020

    Research Interest: Colonial legacy in the Caribbean with a focus on race, identity, and power. 

    Hometown: Brunswick, Maine

    Email: dlongley@ucsd.edu 

  • Martinez, Darlene

    Martinez, Darlene

    Second year graduate student

    Research InterestLatin American politics, human rights, transnational social movements, the intersection between technology and social change, and Latin American feminism

    Hometown: Tustin, CA

    Email: dem009@ucsd.edu 

  • Martinez, Jazmin

    Martinez, Jazmin

    Graduating Fall 2019

    Research Interest: Built environment, cities, identity formations, public art

    Regional Interest: Los Angeles

    Hometown: Ontario, CA 

    Email: jam038@ucsd.edu

  • McWhorter, Ashley

    McWhorter, Ashley

    Second year graduate student

    Research Interest:  The influence of hispanic culture upon the US market economy and business strategy

    Hometown: Lewiston, Maine

    Email: amcwhort@ucsd.edu 

  • Meyer, Leslie

    Meyer, Leslie

    First year graduate student

    Research Interest:  Migration, borders, ideologies of racism and nationalism, and global environmental change

    Hometown: Iowa City, Iowa

    Email: lmeyer@ucsd.edu 

  • Morales, Krystal

    Morales, Krystal

    Second year graduate student

    Research Interest:  Sustainable Development; Environmental Studies; Gender Studies; Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Resource Extraction; Human Rights

    Hometown: El Paso, Texas

    Email: krmorale@ucsd.edu 

  • Navarrete, Claudia

    Navarrete, Claudia

    First year graduate student

    Research Interest: International migration, education, US-Latin America relations 

    Hometown: Riverside, CA

    Email: cpnavarr@ucsd.edu 

  • Olvera Cáñez, Paulina

    Olvera Cáñez, Paulina

    Second year graduate student

    Research Interests: International Migration, Haitian migration in Brazil and Mexico, Central American history, Latin American Literature.

    Hometown: Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico 

    Email: polverac@ucsd.edu

  • Ortega, Pam

    Ortega, Pam

    Second year graduate student

    Research InterestImmigration, US-Mexico relations, Latin American Politics, Drug policy, Latin American journalism 

    Hometown: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    Email: p1ortega@ucsd.edu 

  • Pena Hernandez, Leslie

    Pena Hernandez, Leslie

    Graduating Fall 2019

    Research Interest: Race and ethnic relations, immigration. 

    Hometown: Villa Guerrero, Mexico/ Ixtapan de la Sal, Mexico

    Email: lpenaher@ucsd.edu 

  • Reese, Shelby

    Reese, Shelby

    First year graduate student

    Research Interest: Political sociology of Latin America, social movements, indigenous movements, processes of democratization, human rights

    Hometown: Linwood, PA (outside of Philadelphia)

    Email: smreese@ucsd.edu 

  • Saiag, Valerie

    Saiag, Valerie

    Second year graduate student

    Research Interest: Latin American art with an interdisciplinary emphasis on Andean history, religious practices, indigenous documentation and representations and their intersections with Europe and the European art world.

    Hometown: Paris, France

    Email: vsaiag@ucsd.edu 

  • Valerio, Karen

    Valerio, Karen

    Graduating Fall 2019

    Research Interest:  Decolonial Restorative Literature, Migration and Dislocation, Afro-Carribean Diaspora, Critical Race Theory, Post-colonial Feminism. 

    Hometown: Newark, New Jersey and Nagua, Dominican Republic

    Email: kavaleri@ucsd.edu 

  • Waterhouse, Beatrice

    Waterhouse, Beatrice

    Second year graduate student

    Research Interest: The Jewish Diaspora of Latin America, transitions theory, the Southern Cone

    Hometown: Santa Rosa, CA

    Email: bwaterho@ucsd.edu 

Currently on Leave of Absence

 Thurston, Christa: Research Interest: Deportation, Migration Control, Migrant Family Life & Religious Life, Regional Interest: Mexico, US-Mexico Borderlands, Email: cthursto@ucsd.edu

Krueger, Remington: Research Interests: Indigenous Agency in Early Colonial Mexico, Classical Nahuatl, Email: rkrueger@ucsd.edu

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