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Education, Awards and Funding

1998 - 2002 Bachelors Degree in Public Accounting (suma cum laude): Universidad La Salle Mexico City, Mexico.

2006 - 2008 M.A. in Global Political Economy: Kassel Universitat, Kassel, Germany.

2009 - PhD in Sociology: The University of Warwick, UK.

Awards and Funding

  • Fellowship in the 2010 Trans-Atlantic Summer Institute in European Studies: Gender and Immigrant Life in Europe and North America. University of Minnesota, U.S. (July 19 – July 30, 2010)

  • Bucerius PhD Scholarship in Migration Studies “Settling Into Motion” (2009-2012)

  • Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONACYT Mexico) PhD Scholarship (2009-2012)

  • Kassel Universität Postgraduate Award (2007-2008)

  • Gobierno del Distrito Federal (Mexico City Government) Best B.A Student (2002)

Other qualifications



104 points (equivalent to 613 points in paper based TOEFL)


Universität Kassel, Germany

European Language Certificate in German:

Mittelstufe Deutsch B2, C1


Volkshochschule Böblingen

European Language Certificate in German:

Grundstufe Deutsch B1


Queensland University, Australia

Diploma of Advanced English and Business English


Angloamericano de Idiomas, Mexico

Advanced English Diploma

Language Skills

Spanish, English, German, Mixtec and Zapotec