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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 consequences of the social relationship between local non-governmental organisations in Mexico (casas del migrante) and migrants from Northern Central America. I am especially interested in understanding the discourses and practices that probe instances of victimhood, racism, control and deterrence. Drawing from decolonial methodological perspectives, my research aims at connecting migrants' experiences with humanitarian governance and broader social structures whilst on transit.

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