LALS Bridge to Faculty Panel with Emily Váquez, Marisol Becerra and Ivón Padilla-Rodriguez
Date / Time
March 9, 2022
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Latin American and Latino Studies invites you to join us in getting to know three UIC Latina Bridge to Faculty Scholars as they present on their research.
“Philanthrocapitalism and the Reengineering of Public Health in Mexico: The Carlos Slim Foundation”
Emily Vasquez is a Bridge to the Faculty Scholar in the Department of Sociology. An ethnographer of science, medicine, and public health, her research examines how social inequalities—including processes of racialization—are entangled with and reinforced by the production of expert knowledge across these fields.
“Understanding How the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Conceptualizes “Success” in Brownfield Redevelopment Success Stories”
Marisol Becerra is a Bridge to the Faculty Scholar in Public Administration and Policy. Using an environmental justice theoretical framework, her research investigates the implications of environmental policy on poverty, race, and health. Currently, Marisol is exploring the relationship between brownfield redevelopment and gentrification in U.S. cities.
“Latinx Youth Migration and the Rights of Childhood in 20th Century America”
Dr. Ivón Padilla-Rodríguez is a Bridge to Faculty Scholar in the Department of History. A legal and social historian of child migration, her research examines the origins of undocumented youth labor trafficking, the “school-to-deportation” pipeline, and migrant child detention in the 20th century.