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Evelyn Puga Aguirre-Sulem

Welcome to my ePortfolio which I hope will give you an insight into my research!



I was born in Mexico City and I originally trained in accountancy and finance but the experience that I gained over three years working as a financial advisor in Mexico City and Germany caused me to question issues regarding migration and inequality. In 2008, I obtained a Master of Arts in Global Political Economy from the University of Kassel, Germany, where I worked afterwards as a research assistant in projects analyzing migration from a gender perspective. I have worked in England at Reading Refugee Support Group (RRSP) and Reading Community Learning Centre (RCLC) supporting asylum seekers and refugees.

I am completing the third year of my PhD in the department of Sociology and my main research interest focuses on migration of indigenous groups from a gender perspective. I especially focus on Mexican indigenous groups.


My Research

Choosing a title for a doctoral research can be a very tricky endeavour because during the PhD journey the title is "work in progress". However, the provisional title for my PhD is: "Transnational Migration in Mexican Indigenous Communities: The Reconstruction of Gender Relation and the Empowerment of Indigenous Women?"

If you want to find out further information about my main research interests please go to My research section.




Dr. Caroline Wright (

Dr. Robert Carter (


I am very grateful to be sponsored by two great institutions: the Mexican Government and the Zeit-Stiftung. If you are interested in migration studies you may find the Zeit-Stiftung scholarship programme useful.

Zeit-Stiftung. Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius (

Mexican Government scholarship: CONACYT Mexico (

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Evelyn Puga Aguirre-Sulem

E dot Sulem at warwick dot ac dot uk


Contact me:

Department of Sociology
University of Warwick
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)24 76524771
Fax:+44 (0)24 76523497