Alina R. Méndez is a 2022-2023 Society of Scholars Fellow.
She is an Assistant Professor in the American Ethnic Studies department at the University of Washington, Seattle. She specializes in Mexican American history with a focus on migration, labor, and the US-Mexico borderlands. She received her doctorate from the University of California, San Diego, and a BA in Latin American History from the University of California, Berkeley.
She is currently revising her award-winning dissertation into a book manuscript tentatively titled Border Braceros: Migration, Farm Labor, and Social Reproduction in the Imperial Valley-Mexicali Borderlands, 1942-1968.