Here you will find links to selected publications. Contact me if you have questions or if you are having trouble accessing them.




2013  Unchartered Terrain: New Directions in Border Research Method and Ethics.  Anna Ochoa O'Leary, Colin Deeds, & Scott Whiteford (Eds), Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press.



2014  Undocumented Immigrants in the United States Today: An Encyclopedia of their Experiences. Anna Ochoa O'Leary (Ed.) ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Press.


2007.  Chicano Studies: The Discipline and the Journey, Dubuque,  Anna Ochoa O'Leary, (Ed.), Dubuque IO:Kendall Hunt Publishing

Refereed Journal Publications:

2012  O’Leary, Anna Ochoa.  Of Coyotes, Cooperation, and Capital: Social Capital and Women’s Migration at the Margins of the State.”  In D. C. Wood & T. Matejowsky (Eds.), Research in Economic Anthropology (Vol. 32): Political Economy, Neoliberalism, and the Prehistoric Economies of Latin America. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., 133-160.

2011  O’Leary, Anna Ochoa and Andrea J. Romero. Chicana/o Students’ Respond to “Anti-Ethnic Studies” Bill 1108:  Civic Engagement, Ethnic Identity and Well-being,”  Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies 36 (1): 9-36.

2011. O’Leary, Anna Ochoa & Azucena Sanchez. Anti-Immigrant Arizona: Ripple Effects and Mixed Immigration Status Households under 'Policies of Attrition' Considered. Journal of Borderlands Studies.  26 (1): 1-19. 

2009. The ABCs of Unauthorized Border Crossing Costs: Assembling, Bajadores, and Coyotes, Migration Letters 6(1) 27-36.

2008. Close Encounters of the Deadly Kind: Gender Migration and Border (in)Security. Migration Letters 15 (2) 11122.

2009. Mujeres en el Cruce: Remapping Border Security through Migrant Mobility. Journal of the Southwest, 51 (4) 523-542.

2008 Latinas’ Practices of Emergence: Between Cultural Narratives and Globalization on the U.S.-Mexico Border, Anna Ochoa O'Leary, Norma González and Gloria Ciria Valdez Gardea. (Co-authors) Journal of Latinos in Education July, 7(3): 206-226.

2007. Petit Apartheid in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands: An Analysis of Community Organization Data Documenting Work force Abuses of the Undocumented.  Forum on Public Policy On-Line  available at:

2006. Social Exchange Practices among Mexican-origin Women in Nogales, Arizona: Prospects for Education Acquisition, Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies, 31(1):63-94.

2005. In Search of El Pueblo Unido: Children’s Picture Books and Teaching about Community, in The Journal of Border Educational Research. 3(1): 46-55.

Chapters in books

2013. O’Leary, Anna Ochoa and Gloria Ciria Valdéz-Gardea. “Neoliberalizing (Re)production: Women, Migration, and Family Planning in the Peripheries of the State.” In Feminist (Im)Mobilities in Fortress North America: Identities, Citizenships, and Human Rights in Transnational Perspective. Edited by Anne Sisson Runyan, Amy Lind, Marianne H. Marchand, and Patricia McDermott. Ashgate, Gender in a Local/Global World Series. pp 75-94.

2012  O'Leary, Anna Ochoa and Andrea Romero. Assault on Ethnic Studies.  In Arizona Firestorm: Global Immigration Realities, National Media & Provincial Politics  (Eds) Otto Santa Ana & Celeste González de Bustamante. Rowman & Littlefield. . Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 97-120.

2012. O’Leary, Anna Ochoa & Sanchez, Azucena. Mixed Immigration Status Households in the Context of Arizona’s Anti-Immigrant Policies. Monica Verea (Ed). In Antiimigrant sentiments, actions and policies in North America and the European Union” Mexico City: Centro de Investigacion sobre America del Norte (CISAN) de la Universidad Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM), pp. 157-174.

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2011. O’Leary, Anna Ochoa. “Mujeres en el cruce: Repatriación y lucha en el entrecruce de movimiento trasnacional y políticas migratorias en la frontera México-Estados Unidos.” In Revisitando Fronteras. Hermosillo, Sonora: Editorial del Colegio de Sonora

2009.  “In the Footsteps of Spirits: Migrant Women’s Testimonios in a Time of Heightened Border Enforcement”. In Violence, Security, and Human Rights at the Border, Kathleen Staudt, Tony Payan, and Z. Anthony Kruszewski (Eds.). Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press, 91-112.

2007. “Introduction: Movement Politics and Chicano Studies. In Chicano Studies: The Discipline and the Journey, A. O. O'Leary (Ed.) Kendall Hunt Publishing, Dubuque: IO, v-xx

Other Publications and Reports


"Life, Family and the Arizona Mining Community: A Gendered Perspective" University of Arizona Science Library, March 6, 2011. Available from Barriozona, on the internet.

2011.  Final Report to the Border Health Comssion.  Pilot Project study of Mixed-immigration status Households.

2012.  "A Lo Largo de la Frontera" is a report of activities undertaking as part of a National Advisory Council in 2009-2012. (Contact Professor O'Leary for a copy of this)

2009. Arizona’s Legislative-Imposed Injunctions: Implications for Immigrant Civic and Political ParticipationMexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.