Andrea Gómez Cervantes is a University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at UCLA this year and will begin her appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Wake Forest University in the Fall of 2020. Gómez Cervantes received her Ph.D. and M.A. in sociology at the University of Kansas and B.S. from Grand Valley State University.
In her book project, Illegality in the Heartland, Gómez Cervantes investigates the immigration processes and social integration of Indigenous (Maya, Mixteco and Tlapaneco) and non-Indigenous Latin American immigrants in the Midwest during a period of heightened anti-immigrant and anti-Latino discrimination, 2016 to 2019. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship Program, Sociologist for Women in Society, and the Institute for Policy and Social Research and the Department of Sociology at the University of Kansas.
Gómez Cervantes’ work appears in Social Problems, Feminist Criminology, Migration Letters, Sociology Compass, and Social Currents as well as book chapters, news outlets, and blogs. She has presented her research at national and international conferences. Gómez Cervantes has taught courses on topics of immigration, families, globalization, and race/ethnicity.