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Erika Herrera Rosales

I am PhD student in the Department of Sociology, funded by the Chancellor’s International Scholarship and CONACYT. I hold an MA with Distinction in Social and Political Thought from the University of Sussex, and a BA in Sociology from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) from which I received the highest honour.

My current research focuses on the power relationship between local non-governmental organisation in Mexico and migrants from Northern Central America. I am especially interested in understanding how alternative and humanitarian discourses are constructed around notions of victimhood, waiting and integration. Drawing from postcolonial/decolonial theoretical perspectives, my research aims at connecting migrants experiences to colonial legacies and structural racism.

Before starting my postgraduate studies, I have participated with NGOs in Mexico City who engage with refugees and asylum-seekers as well as on topics of democratisation and education. I have worked as an assistant researcher at public universities and national institutions.

My doctoral research is supervised by Gurminder Bhambra and Anastasia Chamberlen.

Teaching (2019-2020):

SO122 – Race and the Making of the Modern World


Erika Herrera Rosales