Carlos M. Haro, PhD
Haro, assistant director emeritus of the CSRC, will continue his multiyear research project into Chicano education, oral histories, and comparative and international education. He is the lead organizer of CSRC events commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the 1968 walkouts, which will take place in March 2018, and he will assist with the preservation of the Sal Castro Collection at the CSRC.

Bernadine Hernández, PhD
Hernández is this year’s CSRC IAC visiting researcher. She received her PhD from the University of California, San Diego, and is currently an assistant professor of English language and literature at the University of New Mexico. This year, Hernández will work on adapting her dissertation “Sexing Empire: Producing Nationhood, Sexual Economies, and Racialized Gender and Sexuality in the Nineteenth-Century Literary Borderlands and Archive” into a book manuscript. Using CSRC collections, she will also research an archive-based, article-length study on sexual violence, abuse, and dominance in the lives of farm workers.

Celia Lacayo, PhD
Lacayo holds a doctorate in ethnic studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on race and ethnicity, immigration, and media, with an emphasis on white attitudes toward Latinos and their policy preferences and the role of media stereotypes to understand contemporary race relations and stratification. She has published on Latino segregation and white ideologies about Latinos. Current research examines comparative racial frameworks in the United States and the United Kingdom in the context of Brexit and the Trump presidency. This year she plans to study Latino racial socialization and civic participation.

Kendy Denisse Rivera, PhD candidate
Kendy Rivera is a doctoral candidate in the UCLA César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies and the 2017-18 IUPLR-Mellon dissertation fellow at the CSRC. Her dissertation project, “Del Otro Lado: Cross-Border Flexible Citizenship at the Tijuana-San Diego Borderlands," explores the effects of U.S-Mexico cross-border flexible citizenship on mobility, migration, class, national attachments, ethnic and cultural identity, and academic trajectories.

Chris Perreira, PhD
Perreira is a Ford Foundation postdoctoral fellow. He is assistant professor in the Department of American Studies at the University of Kansas. He holds a doctorate in literature from the University of California, San Diego. His current research looks at the figure of the “prisoner-patient” in literature and culture and in nineteenth- and twentieth-century archives, specifically those concerning incarceration and medicine in Hawaii, Louisiana, California, and Mexico.

Jonathan Yahalom, PhD
Yahalom holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from Duquesne University. He will spend his year at the CSRC working on a manuscript based on his dissertation, “Caring for the Clouds: The Problem of Alzheimer’s in Oaxaca, Mexico,” which examines issues pertaining to aging and dementia in Latin America. Yahalom analyzes how Alzheimer’s disease is locally understood, its methods of detection, the strategies that are used to respond to it, and how the caregiver’s experience embodies a new form of social suffering.