Alexandra Delano | Assistant Professor of Global Studies | The New School for Public Engagement
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    Alexandra Delano

    Coordinator of Global Studies; Current holder of the Eugene M. Lang Professorship for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring

    Assistant Professor of Global Studies

    PhD, International Relations, Oxford University


    Alexandra Délano is an assistant professor of Global Studies and currently holds the Eugene M. Lang Professorship for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring. She received her doctorate from the University of Oxford in International Relations and specializes in the study of migration from a political perspective, specifically the role of the sending state in managing migration, the limits of cooperation at the bilateral, regional and multilateral levels, immigrant integration, and the transnational relationships between states and migrants. 

    Her book Mexico and Its Diaspora in the United States: Policies of Emigration since 1848 (Cambridge University Press, 2011) focuses on Mexican migration to the U.S. and the historical development of Mexico's diaspora engagement policies. Alexandra's approach is interdisciplinary, drawing from Sociology, Political Science and International Relations. 

    Her courses at The New School include "The Politics of Immigration in the United States", "Borders, Migrants and States", "Governing the Global", "Global Migration", "Democracy, Security and Migration in the Americas" and "Civil Society in Latin America: Mexico in Transition". 

    She currently coordinates the ICMEC's (International Center for Migration Ethnicity and Citizenship) events and is the advisor for the student Global Migration Group. 

    She has been a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Politics at the New School for Social Research, a Fellow at Yale University, and has worked as a senior researcher for the Americas Society/Council of the Americas and as a Political and Economic Affairs Attaché for the Consulate General of Mexico in New York. 

    Her articles have appeared in International Migration Review, The Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, International Migration, Social Research, Americas Quarterly, Revista Mexicana de Política Exterior and Migración y Desarrollo.

    Recent Publications

    Mexico and Its Diaspora in the United States: Emigration Policies Since 1848, New York: Cambridge University Press, June 2011.
    “Immigrant Integration vs. Transnational Ties? The Role of the Sending State”, Social Research, Vol. 77, No. 1, Spring 2010; translated into Spanish in Revista Mexicana de Política Exterior, No. 90, July-October 2010.
    “From Limited To Active Engagement: Mexico’s Emigration Policies from a Foreign Policy Perspective (2000-2006)”, International Migration Review, Vol. 43, No. 4, Winter 2009.
    “From ‘Shared Responsibility’ to a Migration Agreement? The Limits for Cooperation in the Mexico-United States Case (2000-2008)”, International Migration, 49, September 2009.
    “Del Congreso a los suburbios: Iniciativas locales para el control de la migración en Estados Unidos”, Revista Migración y Desarrollo, Spring 2008.
    “The Mexican Government and Organised Mexican Immigrants in The United States: A Historical Analysis of Political Transnationalism (1848-2005)”, co-authored with Gustavo Cano, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Vol. 33, no. 5, July 2007, pp. 695-725.
    “El Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior: ¿un instrumento de política exterior?”, in Mexicanos en el exterior: trayectoria y perspectivas, México, Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores, 2010.
    “Migration flows and security in North America”, co-authored with Mónica Serrano, in Elspeth Guild and Sandra Mantu (eds.), Constructing and Imagining Labour Migration: Perspectives of Control from Five Continents, Surrey, UK: Ashgate, 2011; translated into Spanish in Francisco Alba, Manuel Ángel Castillo and Gustavo Verduzco (coords.), Migraciones internacionales (Los grandes problemas de México; vol. 3), México, El Colegio de México, 2010.
    “De la 'no intervención' a la institucionalización: La evolución de las relaciones Estado-diáspora en el caso mexicano”, in Carlos González Gutiérrez (coord.), Relaciones Estado-Diáspora: perspectivas de América Latina y el Caribe. México DF: Miguel Ángel Porrúa, 2006.