Guadalupe Chavez

DPhil Candidate, Politics

Guadalupe Chavez is a DPhil student in the Department of Politics and International Relations. Her doctoral research explores how countries of origin in Latin America respond to the mass deportation of their citizens from the United States. More specifically, the rise of deportations carried out by the United States has pushed countries of origin to adopt policies and mechanisms to manage this particular population however states across the region have adopted different mechanisms. Some states have been more responsive to the needs of deportees whereas others systemically criminalise this particular population. Guadalupe’s research attempts to unpack what accounts for this variance. Her research interests include the politics of post-deportation, diaspora politics, citizenship regimes and qualitative methods.

Prior to moving to Oxford Guadalupe worked at the Center for Migration Studies (CMS) as the editorial and production assistant where she managed the administrative and editorial process of CMS’s peer-reviewed journals including the International Migration Review. Guadalupe is also a recipient of the 2018-2019 Fulbright-García Robles research fellowship in Mexico City and holds a master’s in politics from the New School for Social Research.