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Alejandro Márquez is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Affiliated Faculty in the Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean (ISLAC) at the University of South Florida. His research focuses on the intersection of social movements, care, and emotions, particularly as it relates to the Immigrant Rights Movement and its efforts to help (im)migrants and asylum seekers on the U.S.-Mexico border. He is interested in how experiences of collaboration, conflict, and hardship (re)shape movement participants’ views and strategies. His work shows how the everyday practices of the movement produce positive and negative emotions and how they both contribute to continued participation. Dr. Márquez has published ethnographic scholarship in Critical Sociology and Humanity & Society. Previously, he was the CFD Postdoctoral Fellow in International Studies at Vassar College.
PhD, University of Texas at Austin, 2021