Meet Estefania Castañeda Pérez, 2020 Fund for Latino Scholarship Recipient

Estefania Castañeda Pérez is PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. Castañeda Pérez’s doctoral dissertation research examines how enduring state violence at the Mexico-U.S. border impacts the lives of transborder commuters. Her research is supported by the National Science Foundation and the Ford Foundation. The Fund for Latino Scholarship will support her qualitative data collection, in which she will conduct in-depth interviews to students, shoppers, and workers who cross through ports of entry along the CA, AZ, and TX borderlands.

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