Sociology Graduate Students

Rosa Maria Navarro
  • Title
    • PhD Student
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Sociology Department
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Rachel Carson College Academic Building, N/A
  • Mail Stop Rachel Carson College

Research Interests

My research interests are broadly in settler-colonialism in Mexico, nationalism, Critical mestizaje and Latinx studies,  race, class, ethnicity, labor, and social movements. I am currently working on archival research on Mexican nationalism and the creation of Mexicanidad through a settler-colonial theory lens. 

Biography, Education and Training

I am a first-generation Latinx PhD student born and raised in rural Oregon to farmworker immigrant parents from Mexico. I have a BA from Portland State University in History, an MA in International Human Rights Law from the American University in Cairo, and an MA in Sociology from the University at Albany, SUNY. I was previously a community organizer in immigrant and labor rights for over a decade. I am an abolitionist scholar-activist in the making.