Here to Stay:

Education & Activism Among Undocumented College Students in California

Guest Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Najera
University of California, Riverside

Dr. Jennifer Najera - Speaker Podcast


Here To Stay: Education and Activism Among Undocumented College Students in California Undocumented students are a critical part of the migrant justice movement. This talk will present the ways that such students mobilize their education outside of the classroom to share information, gain allies, and mobilize—all as forms of activism. Through their “undocumented pedagogies,” these students teach us important lessons about immigration, family, and building community.

About the Speaker

Jennifer R. Nájera is Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies at UC Riverside. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and a Master’s degree in Education from Stanford University. She earned her Ph.D. in Anthropology with a doctoral portfolio in Mexican American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Nájera’s research interests lie at the intersections of race, immigration, and education, and she is committed to producing work that is community-accountable. Over the past three years, Dr. Nájera has been conducting qualitative research with undocumented student activists at UC Riverside. She is the author of The Borderlands of Race: Mexican Segregation in a South Texas Town (University of Texas Press, 2015).

Event Info


Thursday, March 1st
12:30 - 1:30 PM


Red River
University Center
The University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington TX 76010

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