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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:

2020. Montoya Zavala, Erika C., Herrera, Marta C., and Anna Ochoa O'Leary.  Foto-voz como Técnica de Investigación en Jóvenes Migrantes de Retorno. Trayectorias migratorias, identidad y educación [Photo-voice as Research Technique in Young Return Migrants. Migration trajectories, identity and education]. EMPIRIA. Revista de Metodología de Ciencias Sociales 45: 15-49 doi: empiria.43.2020.26303


2019. Gómez, Sofia., and Anna Ochoa O'LearyOn Edge All the Time”: Mixed-Status Households Navigating Health Care Post Arizona's Most Stringent Anti-immigrant Law. Frontiers in Public Health, 6 (383). doi:10.3389/fpubh.2018.00383

2017. Romero, Andrea J., Monica Moreno, Anna Ochoa O'Leary, and Rebecca Covarrubias. "Immigrant Stigma Stress in the Context of Immigration Enforcement Policy and Collective Resilience." Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies, 42 (1): 19-44.


2015. Erika Montoya, Anna O´Leary, Ofelia Woo, “Mujeres inmigrantes en Arizona y su inserción laboral. Dueñas de salones de belleza vs Estilistas informales” DOXA, Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, 5(9) (ISSN: 2395-8758), p. 42-66


2014. O'Leary, Anna O, Sofia Gomez, and Erika C. Montoya-Zavala. Stress and Fear in Immigrant Communities: Implications for Health and Human Development." Internacionales: Revista en Ciencias Sociales del Pacífico Mexicano 1(1): 150-172


2014. Montoya, Erika, Anna Ochoa O’Leary, and Ofelia Woo.  A Head-ache Every Day since the New Law’: Mexican Women in the Hair Salon Business and Anti-Immigrant Policies in Arizona. Migraciones Internacionales, 7(3): 131-162.


2013. Carvajal, Scott, Cecilia Rosales, Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith, Samantha Sabo, Maia Ingram, Debra McClelland, Floribella Redondo, Emma Torres, Andrea Romero, Anna Ochoa O’Leary, Zoila Sánchez, and Jill de Zapien. The Border Community & Immigration Stress Scale and Associations to Health Outcomes, Journal of Immigrant & Minority Health, 15(2): 427-436


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

2020. [2011]. O’Leary, Anna Ochoa and Andrea J. Romero. “Chicana/o Students Respond to Arizona’s Anti-ethnic Studies Bill, SB 1108.” In The Chicano Studies Reader: An Anthology of Aztlán, 4th Edition. Los Angeles : UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press

2018. O'Leary, Anna Ochoa. "The Morenci Miners Women's Auxiliary during the Great Arizona Copper Strike, 1983-1986." In In: Sweat and Blood: Mexican Labor in Arizona, 1912-2012. (Eds.) Luis B. Plascencia & Gloria Cuádraz. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press. Pp. 248-269.

2017. O’Leary, Anna Ochoa and William Paul Simmons. “Reproductive Justice and Resistance at the U.S.- Mexico Borderlands.” In Radical Reproductive Justice Foundations, Theory, Practice, Critique. Loretta J. Ross, Lynn Roberts, Erika Derkas, Whitney Peoples, & Pamela Bridgewater Toure (Eds). NY: Feminist Press at CUNY. Pp. 306-325.

2017. O'Leary, Anna Ochoa. "The Ethics of Culture and Transnational Household Structure and Formation." In Anthropological Visions of the U.S.-Mexico Transborder Region, Carlos Vélez-Ibáñez & Josiah Heyman (Eds). Pp. 177-197. Tucson, AZ: UA Press.

2017.  Montoya-Zavala, Erika C., and Anna Ochoa O'Leary. "Mexicanas Indocumentadas En Arizona. Politicas Migratorias de Repliegue Laboral Y Estrategias de Las Mujeres Inmigrantes." In Hogares Y Familias Transnacionales: Un Encuentro Desde La Perspectiva Humana, (Eds) José Guadalupe Rodríguez Gutiérrez, Oscar Calderón Morrillon Y Miguel Moctezuma Longoria. Pp. 211-243. Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas y la Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla: Juan Pablos, Editor S.A. de C.V.


2016. O'Leary, Anna Ochoa. "Con El Peso Peso En La Frente: A Gendered Look at the Human and Economic Costs of Migration on the U.S.-Mexico Border." In Migrant Deaths in the Arizona Desert: La Vida No Vale Nada. (Eds.) Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith et al.  pp. 69-96. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press.


2014. Romero, Andrea and O’Leary Anna Ochoa. “When You Know Yourself You’re More Confident” in RAZA Studies: The Public Option for Educational Revolution, (Eds) Julio Cammarota and Augustine Romero. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press, 91-106.


2014. O’Leary, Anna Ochoa.  Más allá del Norte: Viejos senderos y nuevas perspectivas hacia la movilización política y cultural. In Estudios Culturales. Prácticas diversas, enfoques pluralistas, (Eds) Edelmira Ramírez Leyva/ Guadalupe Ríos de la Torre Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Unidad Azcapotzalco,  México, DF, 17-30.


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.