Cecilia Frescas-Ortiz is an M.A. student in the American Studies department. Preferred pronouns are She/her/hers. She is originally from Chihuahua, Mexico but grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Cecilia completed her undergraduate education with a double major in Global Studies and Politics at The New School university in New York City. Her current research interest is centered on critical Indigenous studies, Black studies, and social movement/media studies.
As a scholar, migrant justice activist and DACA recipient, Cecilia is interested in situating the migrant justice movement within Black liberation and Indigenous resistance efforts. Her research seeks to reveal the ongoing anti-racist, anti-capitalist, and anti-colonial solidarities between Black, Indigenous and undocumented communities. She is specifically interested in the role of hashtags in revealing the relationalities and need for solidarity between these various struggles. She sees her research as intimately tied to her own experiences growing up undocumented within the context of settler society and legacies of slavery.
In her spare time, Cecilia enjoys going to music festivals, eating tacos on fourth street, and occasionally stalking Daddy Yankee’s instagram.