Suárez Navaz, Liliana - Visiting Professor


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PhD, Stanford University

Liliana Suárez-Navaz holds an Ph.D. in Anthropology and a MA in Latin American Studies from Stanford University, and is tenured professor at the Autónoma University at Madrid (UAM), where she funded and directed the Graduate Programs on Migration and Ethnic Relations (since 2000) and on Public Anthropology (since 2010). She has been visiting professor at the U. of Florida and the UC Berkeley, and visiting scholar and invited speaker in Michigan U., New York U., City U. of London, Manchester U., Flacso, Ciesas, and the UAM-Iztapalapa. She coordinates the research group on Migration, Identity and Citizenship, and has conducted fieldwork in the Americas (California, Mexico, Chile, Ecuador), Southern Europe (Spain and Rumania) and Western Africa (Senegal). During her career she has received numerous grants and awards both in Spain, the UE and US for her research work. She has published Rebordering of the Mediterranean: Boundaries and Citizenship in Southern Europe (Berghahn Books 2004), The fight of the ‘Sans Papiers’ and the Extension of Citizenship. Critical Perspectives from the UE and USA, (TS, 2007 and Postcolonial Feminisms: Theory and Practice from the Margins, (Cátedra 2008), as well as many academic articles on topics such as transnationalism and new political practices, gender and feminist studies, migration of undocumented children, and shifting experiences of belonging in a globalized world. She is currently engaged with two interrelated research projects: the first focuses on diasporic media and Latin American journalists in Spain and the transformation of the European public sphere; the second is a collaborative venture to explore from a comparative perspective the making ans marketing of Latin@s identities in the UE and US .

During Winter quarter she will be teaching “Citizenship and Belonging in the European Union Today: Poscolonial Perspectives from Latin Americans in the Diaspora”