Center of Mexican American Studies
Center of Mexican American Studies

CMAS to Host Harrington Faculty Fellow

Wed, November 20, 2013

The Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) is very pleased to be hosting a Donald D. Harrington Faculty Fellow for the 2013-2014 academic year. Ana Raquel Minian is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History and in the Center for the Comparative Studies of Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University. Dr. Minian obtained her Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University in 2012. She is currently on leave from Stanford while on the Harrington Fellowship.

Dr. Minian works on the history of Latin American Migration to the United States.  Her book manuscript, Undocumented Lives: A History of Mexico-U.S. Migration from 1965 to 1986 explores the late-twentieth-century history of illegal border crossing, Mexican migrant communities, and bi-national efforts to regulate the border. Employing a transnational lens, she investigates how Mexican migrants, Chicana/o organizations, nativist lobbies, and U.S. and Mexican officials reshaped national belonging. The book manuscript is based on Minian’s dissertation, which was awarded the Ralph Henry Gabriel Prize for best dissertation in American Studies in 2012. In addition to the Harrington Fellowship, Dr. Minian received support for this work from a CCSRE Faculty Research Fellowship from Stanford University, a Beca CONACYT en el Extranjero, Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (Mexico), and multiple grants from Yale University

Beyond her book manuscript, Dr. Minian has published an article on the United Farm Workers (UFW) Union in American Quarterly and a long entry on the “Western Hemisphere Act” in Anti-Immigration in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia. She is also currently working on the history of Guatemalan migration through Mexico and into the United States.

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