Associate Professor and Chair of Global Studies
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Alexandra Délano Alonso is Assistant Professor of Global Studies and the current holder of the Eugene M. Lang Professorship for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring. She received her doctorate in International Relations from the University of Oxford. Her work focuses on diaspora policies, the transnational relationships between states and migrants, immigrant integration, and the politics of memory in relation to undocumented migration.
Her book Mexico and Its Diaspora in the United States: Policies of Emigration since 1848 (Cambridge University Press, 2011) was the co-winner of the William LeoGrande Prize for the best book on US-Latin America Relations and was published in Spanish by El Colegio de México in 2014. The book was reviewed inPerspectives on Politics, Bulletin of Latin American Research, Foreign Affairs, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Americas Quarterly, Diplomacy.edu, Revista Mexicana de Política Exterior, and Política y Gobierno.
Recent publications include the forthcoming special issue on Borders and the Politics of Mourning (co-editor and co-author with Benjamin Nienass, Social Research,Summer 2016); “The diffusion of diaspora engagement policies: A Latin American Agenda”, Political Geography, 2014; and “Invisible Victims: Undocumented Migrants and the Aftermath of September 11”, Politics and Society, 2014 (co-author with Benjamin Nienass). She is also the author of Frontera Adentro (Border Within), a blog within the Mexican literary magazine Letras Libres.
Professor Délano is associate editor for the journal Migration Studies (Oxford University Press) and co-director of the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility at The New School, a center that brings together faculty across disciplines to rethink the conceptual terms that describe the movement of people in order to both come up with new understandings of and responses to it, in the name of social justice and equality.
Politics of Immigration in US
Borders, Migrants, States
Internship (Open Campus)
Independent Study (Open Campus)
Global Engagement (Open Campus)
Thesis Supervision (Open Campus)
Directed Research Seminar