Andrea Gomez Cervantes

Ph.D. Program
Graduate Research Assistant with Dr. Menjívar
Social Thought and Research Journal, co-editor
Primary office:
719 Fraser Hall


Areas of Specialization

Immigration, Families, Inequality, Race and Ethnicity, and Globalization

Andrea Gomez Cervantes is a doctoral sociology student at the University of Kansas interested in immigration, families, inequality, race and ethnicity, and globalization. She earned her B.S. in sociology at Grand Valley State University and her M.A. in sociology at the University of Kansas. Her investigations range from Latinas in higher education, transnational families, to the effects of skin color on immigrants’ social mobility. Currently she is a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the department and also teaches the course Sociology of Families. Her M.A. thesis is entitled “Social Class, Education, and Motherhood in a Globalized Context: Identity Construction for Student Transnational Mothers,” and her dissertation work will focus on the social mobility and inequalities faced by mixed-status (documented and undocumented) immigrant families in the Midwest.

Areas of Specialization

Immigration, Families, Inequality, Race and Ethnicity, and Globalization

Publications

Gomez Cervantes, Andrea and Shirley A. Hill. (Forthcoming 2015) “Families, the State, and Politics” American Political Culture: An Encyclopedia Edited by Michael Shally-Jensen. Wiley-Blackwell.

Gomez Cervantes, Andrea. 2014 “Transnational Motherhood” Encyclopedia of Families Studies Edited by Constance L. Shehan. Wiley-Blackwell.


Awards

Carlin Graduate Teaching Award, Spring 2014
Carroll D. Clark Pre-MA Award, Spring 2013
Morris C. Pratt Travel Scholarship, Spring 2013
Helen Waddell Roofe Scholarship, Spring 2012
Morris C. Pratt Research Scholarship, Spring 2012
Michigan Sociological Association Student Paper Competition, Fall 2010
McNair Scholars Program, 2010-2011

 

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