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Anna Ochoa O'Leary, Ph.D.


Department Head, Mexican American Studies.

My research currently focuses on immigration, the feminization of migration, and the culture and urban politics of Mexican/U.S.-Mexican populations in the U.S.-Mexico border region. Her Fulbright research investigated migrant women’s encounters with immigration enforcement agents. She was Co-Principle investigator (2010-2014) on a project researching how medical examiners and other officials develop protocols for identifying, counting, and examine the remains of human remains of presumed undocumented border crossers in 44 counties along the U.S.-Mexico border.
On this site, you will find some information about my classes, research interests and community involvement. Please use the tabs above above for additional information about my activities. 
Colorful China Poblanas parade in Zacatecas
Parade in downtown Zacatecas, 2009
If you have questions about my work, or the work of the Binational Migration Institute (BMI) do not hesitate to contact me at olearya@email.arizona.edu
Opinion Editorials: 
Oct. 5 2017 Arizona Daily StarOpening the door to educational opportunity
Editorials as a 2014-2015 Public Voice Fellow:  The Op Ed Project
As as part of this fellowship, I've had the following Opnion Editorial pieces published.
Op Ed #3 (March 8, 2015):  Women's history Month must Honor Latinas
Op Ed #4 (March 18, 2015): Obama Comparte un Legado con Roosevelt
Op Ed #7 (Sept 18, 2015) Finding Sacagawea in El Salvador
NEW in 2014!  My Encyclopedia is out!  Learn more by going to the Publication section in this website


This two volume encyclopedia set includes more than 200 entries by 80 different authors. Arranged alphabetically, most every topic concerning the life of undocumented immigrants living in the United States is address. For a link to the publisher's webstie, click the "Publications" tab above.



Our book now available, Unchartered Terrains: New Directions in Border Research Methodology, Ethics and Practice.

If you click the above link, you can read more about this volume, see the list of chapters and contributing authors.


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