Almita Miranda

Position title: Assistant Professor, Geography and Chican@ & Latin@ Studies


Website: Almita Miranda's website

Almita Miranda is an interdisciplinary cultural anthropologist with research interests in race/ethnicity, gender, political economy, (im)migration, citizenship, transnationalism, Latinx families and grassroots organizing in the U.S. and Mexico.  She received her  Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 2017 and recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America and the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University.  Her research focuses on the ways Mexican mixed-status families navigate the legal and social contraints they face.  Almita’s new courses in Geography include Geog 475: Transnational Latinx Communities: Roots & Migration and U.S.-Mexico Borderlands. She has taught courses including Critical Latinx Ethnography at Northwestern University, Dartmouth College, and Brown University. Currently, she is the co-principal investigator for the project ¡Presente! (Present!): Documenting Latinx History in Wisconsin, which seeks to create a publicly accessible digital edition of documents and interviews related to the histories of communities of Latin American descent in Wisconsin. She is part of the core team of the Wisconsin Latinx History Collective.