Adrián Félix

TitleAssistant Professor
DivisionSocial Sciences Division
DepartmentLatin American & Latino Studies
AffiliationsCritical Race and Ethnic Studies
Phone831-459-2567
Email
FAX831-459-3125
Office109 Merrill Academic Building
Office HoursFall 2014: Monday 1-2PM & Wednesday 2-3PM
Campus Mail StopMerrill Faculty Services
Mail1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA
95064
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Research Interests

International migration; México-U.S. migration; Migrant transnationalism; State-diaspora relations; Latino politics; Politics of citizenship; Politics of México

Biography, Education and Training

Adrián Félix received his Ph.D. in Politics and International Relations from the University of Southern California in 2010. From 2011-2013, he was a UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies (LALS) at UCSC. His research focuses on México-U.S. migration, migrant transnationalism and racial/ethnic politics and identity. His work has been published in the American Quarterly, American Behavioral Scientist, Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy, Latin American Research Review and the North American Congress on Latin America. He is currently working on a book manuscript tentatively titled Transnational (After)life: The Political Life Cycle of Mexican Migrants.

Honors, Awards and Grants

UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow, 2011-2013

Selected Publications


  • "New Americans or Diasporic Nationalists? Mexican Migrant Responses to Naturalization and Implications for Political Participation." American Quarterly 60 (3): 601-624, 2008

  • "Political Protest, Ethnic Media, and Latino Naturalization." With Carmen González and Ricardo Ramírez. American Behavioral Scientist 52 (4): 618-634, 2008

  • "Transnational Stakeholders: Latin American Migrant Transnationalism and Civic Engagement in the United States." With Ricardo Ramírez. Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy 23: 59-82, 2010-2011

  • "Posthumous Transnationalism: Postmortem Repatriation from the United States to Mexico." Latin American Research Review 46 (3): 157-179, 2011

  • "Dreams of Citizenship, Naturalization Nightmare: New Naturalization Norms Needed." Berkeley: Center for Latino Policy Research, 2013

  • Review of "Disenchanting Citizenship: Mexican Migrants and the Boundaries of Belonging." Aztlán (39) 1: 301-304, 2014


Selected Presentations


  • # "Latino Limits: Immigration Attitudes Across Latino National Origin Groups," with Lorena Castro and Ricardo Ramírez, presented at Western Political Science Association Meeting, Hollywood, CA, March 2013

  • # "Transnational (After)life: The Political Life Cycle of El Migrante," presented at Center for Latino Policy Research, UC Berkeley, April 2013

  • # "Necronostalgia: Posthumous Escape Narratives from the Carceral City," presented at The Migrant Metropolis Conference, University of Maryland, March 2014


Courses Taught

LALS 20: Latino Politics
LALS 80D: Political Change in Mexico
LALS 80F: Latinos in the US: A Comparative Perspective
LALS 115: Mexico-United States Migration