Yolanda Bada Garcia

    Email Address: xbada@uic.edu
    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: Latin American and Latino Studies
    Secondary Department: Sociology
    Title: Associate Professor
    Office: 1519 University Hall Phone: 3129969144
    Webpage: http://www.uic.edu/las/latamst/directory/bada.shtml
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    My research interests include migrant access to political and social rights, migrant organizing strategies, violence and displacement, and transnational labor advocacy mobilization in Mexico and the United States. I also work on issues related to rural development and collective family remittances of Mexican immigrants living in the United States.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 10

    Qualifications of a Student:
    I don't have any special requirements but I would like to have a student interested in conducting face to face interviews, writing literature reviews, and searching and analyzing data. I prefer students with strong writing skills and basic computing skills including excel spreadsheets. Students who are proficient in Spanish language would be ideal. Preferred majors are: Communication, Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology, Latin American and Latino Studies, Gender and Women Studies, and History.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    The student will be required to visit community organizations, conduct interviews in Spanish language, perform transcriptions, and analyze the data he/she collects. The student will be able to design his/her own research project related to civic engagement, labor advocacy, or immigrant organizations in Illinois and present preliminary results at the UIC undergraduate research forum.

    NOTE: This researcher is currently not accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research Experience program.

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