Associate Professor and Chair of Global Studies
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Alexandra Délano Alonso is Associate Professor and Chair 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 research focuses on diaspora policies, the transnational relationships between states and migrants, immigrant integration, and the politics of memory in relation to undocumented migration. Her work is driven by a concern with the inequalities underlying the causes of migration, the structures that lead to the marginalization of undocumented migrants in the public sphere, and the limited protection of their rights, from a transnational perspective.
Her publications include the book From Here and There: Diaspora Policies, Integration and Social Rights Beyond Borders (Oxford University Press, 2018) and the book Mexico and Its Diaspora in the United States: Policies of Emigration since 1848 (Cambridge University Press, 2011; El Colegio de México, 2014), co-winner of the William LeoGrande Prize for the best book on US-Latin America Relations.
She is also co-editor of the special issue on the Microfoundations of Disapora Politics (with Harris Mylonas, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2018) and the special issue on Borders and the Politics of Mourning (with Benjamin Nienass, Social Research,Summer 2016).
She is a faculty fellow at the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility and a member of The New School's Sanctuary Working Group.
“Step Up, Rise Up, and Reimagine a Radically Just World”, A Commencement Address to the Graduates of Eugene Lang College, May 18, 2017.
migration, diasporas, transnationalism, memory, Mexico
Fulbright-Carlos Rico Award for North American Studies, 2014-15.
William M. LeoGrande Prize for Best Book on U.S.-Latin American Relations. Co-winner, American University, February 2013.
Distinguished University Teaching Award, The New School, June 2012.
Faculty Advisor Excellence Award, The New School, May 2012.
Transnational Border Lab
Senior Capstone Rsrch Seminar