Alianza UCMX

GMC Deputy Director Robert McKee Irwin has obtained a “Mobilities to Mexico” seed grant from Alianza UCMX to send five graduate students from his Humanizando la Deportación team to carry out field research this summer in Tijuana, where they will work with colleagues from El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, focusing principally on documenting the experiences of asylum seekers.

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Congratulations Paola Langer

GMC affiliate, Paola Langer won the 2023 Population Association of America Poster Award for her work, State-Level Spending and Black–White Mortality Gaps. 

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13 Honored as Chancellor’s Fellows

GMC Affiliate Caitlin Patler is a professor from the department of sociology, she has received $25,000 in unrestricted funds for her research. She is one of thirteen professors awarded the title of Chancellor's Fellowship. Chancellor Gary May notes how these fellows “positively impacts our university’s mission of research, teaching and public service.” Read more here

Award: Brad Jones on Humane Borders

In October, Brad Jones was appointed to the Board of Directors for the humanitarian group Humane Borders. Humane Borders works on the issue of migrant deaths on the Arizona/Mexican border. In addition to being on the Board, Jones is also Humane Borders' Media Liaison and a regular volunteer driver in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.  More about it here

Cecilia Vasquez awarded Postdoctoral Fellowship

Cecilia Vasquez was awarded a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Ethnic Studies department at UC Riverside for the upcoming academic year, during which she will continue to develop her deeply collaborative community-based scholarship in the Inland Empire.

GMC Faculty Is Awarded NEH Humanities Connections Fellowship to Develop Undergraduate Spanish Curriculum in Immigration Law

GMC Deputy Director Robert McKee Irwin and Faculty Affiliate Emily Vázquez, both of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, in collaboration with Affiliates Raquel Aldana and Leticia Saucedo of UCD Law School, have been awarded a Humanities Connections Planning Grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities in order to prepare bilingual students for careers in immigration law – including those aspiring to law school, as well as those who aim to work in civil organizations that serve Spanish speaking immigrant communities – by developing a series of upper division courses in Spanish th

Robert McKee Irwin awarded a Grant through UC Berkeley's Health Initiative of the Americas

Robert McKee Irwin and co-PI Juan Antonio Del Monte of the Observatorio de Legislación y Política Migratoria of El Colegio de la Frontera Norte have been awarded a Programa de Investigación en Migración y Salud (PIMSA) grant through UC Berkeley's Health Initiative of the Americas for their project "Migrants and Covid-19 in Tijuana: Digital Stories," which they will realize under the auspices of the Humanizing Deportation project.


Angel Desai named as Stephen M Kellen Term Member for the Council on Foreign Relations

Congratulations to GMC Affiliate Dr. Angel Desai for her recent nomination as a Stephen M. Kellen Term Member for the Council of Foreign Relations! From the website, "The Stephen M. Kellen Term Member Program provides young professionals in government, media, nongovernmental organizations, law, business, finance, and academia the opportunity to participate in a sustained conversation on international affairs and U.S. foreign policy.

Santiago Perez for the Hellman Fellowship

Congratulations to GMC Affiliate Santiago Perez for being awarded a Hellman Fellowship for his joint work with Diana Moreira! The Hellman Fellows Program recognizes early-career faculty and awards grantees with funding toward their research. 

Caitlin Patler, Erin Hamilton, and Robin Savinar have been awarded the 2021 "Best Publication Award" from the American Sociological Association Sociology of Mental Health Section

Patler, Hamilton, and Savinar's publication "The Limits of Gaining Rights while Remaining Marginalized: The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program and the Psychological Wellbeing of Latina/o Undocumented Youth" has been deemed the best publication of 2021 American Sociological Association Sociology of Mental Health Section. The award ceremony will take place on Monday, August 9. The logistics of the location and time are yet to be determined, but we will be sure to provide an update when more information is released!