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Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Study of (in)Equality

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Affiliate Faculty

Immigration/Migration Research

"They asked us questions. 'How much is two and one? How much is two and two? But the next young girl also from our city went and they asked her, 'How do you wash stairs; from the top or from the bottom?'  She says, 'I don't go to America to wash stairs'."  
Pauline Notkoff, A Polish Jewish Immigrant from 1917


Jesse Acevedo
Department of Political Science
Jesse Acevedo is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Denver. Professor Acevedo's research focuses on the causes and effects of international (e)migration in developing countries. He is working on projects that examine how political context pushes people to emigrate and the consequences of migrant remittances to the home country.

Rebecca Galemba
Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Dr. Galemba's research focuses on Latin America; informal and illicit networks; globalization; development; legal anthropology; immigration and transnationalism; qualitative methods; anthropological demography; immigrant and labor rights. Her current book project, "Contraband Corridor," is currently under contract with Stanford University Press.

Carlos Jimenez
Department of Film, Media, and Journalism Studies
Carlos' research broadly examines the role of media (mobile phones, social media, community radio, and automation) in the everyday lives of low-wage immigrant workers. In California he helped farmworkers build a community radio station from the ground up. You can tune in to Radio Indígena www.mixteco.org/radio. His research in Denver currently focuses on the role of media technology in the everyday lives of day laborers.

Lisa Martinez
Professor Martinez is Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology and a Core faculty member of the DU Latino Center for Community Engagement and Scholarship (DULCCES)--an interdisciplinary program dedicated to conducting research on Latina/o communities in Denver and the Rocky Mountain West. In terms of scholarship, she studies the impact of immigration policies on the social, economic, and political well-being of Latina/o communities as well as educational, health-related, and job market outcomes among Latinas/os and immigrants. She is currently working on an interdisciplinary project with her DULCCES colleagues on the pathways to mobility among Latino and immigrant youth.

Singumbe Muyeba
Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Dr. Muyeba is Assistant Professor of African Studies at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. He teaches a course in political Economy of sustainable development in Africa, economic development and an undergraduate course in African development. He holds a PhD in Sociology and MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Cape Town in South Africa, and a BA from University of Zambia. He was a Fox International Fellow at Yale University. His research interests are in African development, urbanization, property rights to land and housing, foreign aid and institutions.

Kristi Ulibarri
Dr. Ulibarri's research and teaching primarily concentrate on Latinx literature and culture, im/migrant narratives, speculative fiction, and cultural studies. She is currently working on a book manuscript titled Visible Borders, Invisible Economies: The Living Dead of Latinx Narratives, which delineates the relationship between contemporary Latinx cultural production, free-market economies, and national security in the U.S. under NAFTA.