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Xóchitl Bada
Assistant Professor of LALS
1519 UH
(312) 996-9144

Curriculum Vitae
Photograph of Xochitl Bada

Professor Bada’s scholarship focuses on the civic, cultural, and political participation of Chicago-based Mexican migrant hometown associations. Her research interests range from immigrant access to political and social rights, Black-Latino relations, and transnational communities, to the intersections of migration and rural development through the civic participation of migrant-led organizations in Mexico and the United States. She is co-editor of Invisible No More: Mexican Migrant Civic Participation in the U.S. (bilingual edition, 2006) and Context Matters: Latino Immigrant Civic Engagement in Nine U.S. Cities, (bilingual edition, 2010) published by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and available at: Her recent articles include “Participatory Planning Across Borders: Mexican Migrant Civic Engagement in Community Development” The Latinamericanist 55(4), Special Issue on remittances and development and “From National to Topophilic Attachments: A Historical Analysis of Continuities and Changes in Chicago’s Mexican Migrant Organizations”Latino Studies 11 (1). She just completed a book manuscript titled Mexican Migrant Hometown Associations in Chicagoacán: From the Local to Transnational Civic Engagement, forthcoming with Rutgers University Press.

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