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Rafael A. Martinez

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Rafael Martinez is a PhD Candidate working on his dissertation which conducts an analysis of immigrant youth. He completed his Master’s degree at the University of New Mexico (UNM) in American Studies and wrote his thesis, “Counter Culture Youth: Immigrant Rights Activism and the Undocumented Youth Vanguard” that conducts a deep social, historical and political analysis of the Undocumented Youth Movement. Rafael is a recipient of a fellowship provided by the Center of Regional Studies at UNM.

 As an UndocuScholar, Rafael is engaged in projects that seek to connect academic work with community development. His research conducts a deep social, historical and political analysis of immigrant rights and undocumented youth. Rafael specializes in social movement, immigration, and transnational studies as theoretical frameworks that help guide his analysis.

 Website: www.rafaelamartinez.com