Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Daina Sanchez – The Children of Solaga: Ritual, Identity, and Transnationalism Among the Children of Indigenous Mexican Immigrants

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Kim Koo Library

This event is part of our Sawyer Seminar series on race and indigeneity in the Americas. Postdoctoral Fellow Daina Sanchez will speak about the children of indigenous Mexican immigrants.

Daina Sanchez is the Mellon Sawyer Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for Latin American Studies. She received her MA and PhD in anthropology from the University of California, Irvine and her BA in Ethnic Studies and History from the University of San Diego. Her research lies at the intersection of race, migration, and indigenous studies. She conducted ethnographic research among Los Angeles-based youth with origins in the Zapotec community of San Andrés Solaga in Oaxaca, Mexico. Her research examines how young adults form and negotiate ethnic, community, and national identities away from their ancestral homeland. Her work has received funding from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program and the National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies