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Almita Miranda

Almita Miranda

Assistant Professor of Geography and Chican@ and Latin@ Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison
Postdoctoral Fellow in International and Public Affairs, 2017-2019
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Race and Ethnicity, 2017-2019

Biography

Almita Miranda is an interdisciplinary cultural anthropologist with research interests in race/ethnicity, gender, political economy, (im)migration, citizenship, transnationalism, Latinx families and grassroots organizing in the U.S. and Mexico.  She received her  Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 2017 and recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America and the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University.  Her research focuses on the ways Mexican mixed-status families navigate the legal and social contraints they face.  Almita’s new courses in Geography include Geog 475: Transnational Latinx Communities: Roots & Migration and U.S.-Mexico Borderlands. She has taught courses including Critical Latinx Ethnography at Northwestern University, Dartmouth College, and Brown University.