Lourdes Gutierrez Nájera, PhD

she/hers/ella, Associate Professor/Director of American Cultural Studies


Lourdes Gutierrez Nájera, joint Ph.D. in Anthropology and Social Work from University of Michigan

I was born in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and migrated with her family to Los Angeles, California as a child. My experiences as a Mexican immigrant and a fronteriza, a person who hails from the U.S.-Mexico border, have shaped a deepened curiosity about cultural differences, race, and issues of identity. As a professor in Fairhaven and Latinx Studies/American Cultural Studies, I am vested in explorations of immigration, ethnicity, indigeneity, citizenship & belonging, borders, and global & transnational processes.