Part Time Faculty
Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (2008); M.A. in Latin American Studies from Stanford University (2002)
Dr. Alfonso Gonzales is a part time faculty member of the Julien J. Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs and also teaches at the Department of Political Science at Lehman College of the City University of New York. His scholarly interests are in Latino and Latin American politics, migration control, the policing of social minorities, deportation, asylum, human rights, democracy, and migrant social movements in the U.S., Mexico, and Central America. He was born in Tijuana, Mexico and migrated to Southern California as a young child. Dr. Gonzales has published in the Journal of Latino Studies, the North American Congress on Latin America- Report on the Americas, and with the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. His research has been used in federal immigration proceedings on behalf of Mexican and Central American asylum seekers. He is currently finishing a book on the politics of immigration enforcement and Latino migrant activism that is under contract with Oxford University Press. Dr. Gonzales has lectured at major universities and conferences in the United States, Mexico, and Spain. He has lectured on aspects of his research at Cornell University, Rutgers, the University of Chicago, University of Arizona, Florida International University, the Autonomous University of Mexico, the National Institute of History and Anthropology of Mexico, the University of Tarragona Spain, among other institutions and conferences. He is also an active member of various scholarly associations such as the American Political Science Association, the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies, the Latin American Studies Association, and the Western Political Science Association.