Alejandro is an Assistant Professor at Concordia University, in Montreal, Canada. He holds a PhD in Sociology with specialization in Political Economy and was awarded with a Vanier Scholar, the Government of Canada’s most prestigious international award for doctoral students. His areas of interest include (im)migration/diasporas, youth, and identities in Canada and Latin America, among others.
His most recent article, 'The political economy of immigration securitization: nation-building and racialization in Canada,' can be accessed (free for a short period of time) here: https://tandfonline.com/doi/10.1080/07078552.2019.1646452
Alejandro has ample experience in migration and youth research, policy evaluation, teaching, and education management both in Canada and Mexico. His most recent research focused on the experiences of integration and development of transnational ties among Mexican youth in Ottawa and Montreal.
Alejandro was a Board of Directors member and Communications Chair of the Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. He was also member of the Advisory Search Committee for Vice-President (Research and International) and the co-chair of the Committee for Refugee Issues at Carleton University.