Dr. Alina Méndez

Advisory Board Member

Dr. Alina R. Méndez is an Assistant Professor in the American Ethnic Studies Department. She specializes in Mexican American/Chicanx history with a focus on migration, labor, and the US-Mexico borderlands. Dr. Méndez received her PhD in US History from the University of California, San Diego and a BA in Latin American History from the University of California, Berkeley. She is currently revising her award-winning dissertation into a book manuscript titled Border Braceros: Migration, Farm Labor, and Social Reproduction in the Imperial Valley-Mexicali Borderlands, 1942-1968. Her research has received support from the Ford Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/School for Advanced Research, the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, the Fulbright Program, the University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States, and the Archie Green Fund for Labor Culture and History. Dr. Méndez teaches courses on the history of Latinxs in the Pacific Northwest, gender, labor, migration, neoliberalism, and the US-Mexico borderlands.