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U.S.-Mexico Border(lands) | Border Regimes | Queer Theory | Temporality | Race/Ethnicity | Mobilities | Global and Transnational Sociology | Qualitative Methods
Miguel A. Avalos (He/El/They) is a doctoral candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His dissertation project focuses on the experiences of transborder commuters navigating the U.S.-Mexico Border Regime (USMBR) in the San Diego-Tijuana region and how they understand the notion of 'home.'
Most Recent Fellowship and Grant Awards
Vivian Thurston Lin Fellowship (Spring), Department of Sociology — 2022
Harold L. Geisert Graduate Student Fellowship (Fall), Department of Sociology — 2022
Bastian Dissertation Fellowship (Summer), Department of Sociology — 2022
Research Travel Grant (Fall), Department of Sociology — 2022
Conference Participation Grant (Fall), Department of Sociology — 2022
Awards and Honors
Beslow Graduate Paper Award, Department of Sociology — 2022
Title: “Border regimes and temporal sequestration: An autoethnography of waiting.”
Avalos, Miguel A., and Ghassan Moussawi. 2023. “(Re)Framing the Emerging Mobility Regime at the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands: Covid-19, Temporality, and Racial Capitalism.” Mobilities 18 (3): 408–24. https://doi.org/10.1080/17450101.2022.2109986.
Avalos, Miguel A. 2022. “Border Regimes and Temporal Sequestration: An Autoethnography of Waiting.” The Sociological Review 70 (1): 124–39. https://doi.org/10.1177/00380261211048884.