Niñez Migrante.

Retos y necesidades de hoy.

In the Tertulia “Migrant childhood. Challenges and needs of today ”, different experts address the challenges that Mexican and Mexican children face in the United States-Mexico mobility. Particularly, those aspects that affect and are affected by international mobility in the fields of education and health are analyzed, and some proposals are presented aimed at promoting educational and health processes in the contexts in which this childhood develops.

Part 1

Part 2


Dra. María Luisa Parra Velasco


María Luisa Parra Velasco has a degree in psychology from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and a PhD in Hispanic linguistics from El Colegio de México. He has a post-doctoral degree from the Stanford University School of Education. He is a Senior Spanish Preceptor in the Department of Menguas Romances and Literatures at Harvard University. His areas of academic and research interest have focused on the acquisition and development of Spanish as a mother tongue, a foreign language and, in recent years, as a language inherited by Latino children and youth in the United States. She is a consultant to the Think Tank "Wested Center for Child and Family Studies" in California. Since 2016, she is a consultant and collaborator of the Seminar on Linguistics and Education (SEMLE) of El Colegio de México under the direction of Dr. Rebeca Barriga Villanueva. His book Teaching Spanish and Latin Youth (Editorial Arco Libros) is in press.

Dra. Marta Rodríguez Cruz


PhD in Social Anthropology. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Anthropological Research of UNAM, where she coordinates the permanent seminar "Migration, Return and Childhood. Challenges and Needs of Our Time in Mobility United States-Mexico" and she also works as a teacher. She has done research stays in England (Cambridge), Ecuador (FLACSO), Argentina (CONICET) and Mexico (INAH) and is the author of books, book chapters and articles published in indexed journals. For several years, she has been studying the processes of (re) insertion of immigrant and returnee children from the United States into Mexico and particularly Oaxaca, as well as the problems faced by it in educational and health matters. She is a member of the National System of Researchers (Level I) and winner of several awards on education, interculturality and indigenous peoples.

Dra. Mónica Jacobo Suárez

Mónica Jacobo Suárez has a PhD in Public Policy and International Development from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of International Relations and Political Science from the Center for Economic Research and Teaching. She currently works as a tenured research professor in CIDE's Interdisciplinary Program on Educational Policy and Practices. Her work examines return migration as well as care policies for the Mexican diaspora with a focus on children and youth. In recent years, he has analyzed the institutional obstacles faced by return migrants in Mexico, particularly those related to school access, the right to education, socio-emotional and labor integration. Her research is interdisciplinary and combines the study of migration, public policy, education and applied linguistics. He is a member of the National System of Researchers.

Dr. Ted Hamann


With his Ph.D. in Education (from the University of Pennsylvania), his MA in Anthropology (from the University of Kansas), and his BA in Education Studies and Latin American Studies (from Brown University), Dr Edmund 'Ted' Hamann is currently a professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Preparation at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. For more than 25 years, he has studied the anthropology of educational policy, paying particular attention to the school response in Mexico and the United States to transnational student migration. Since November he has been “President-elect” of the Council on Anthropology and Education, a section of the American Anthropological Association (AAA). During the fall of 2019, he lived in Tijuana, Baja California, supported by a Fulbright scholarship, and studied the bi-national university collaboration that supports teacher preparation for transnational students. He is the author or co-author of more than 80 publications. In 2018, with Dr. Víctor Zúñiga and Dr. Juan Sánchez García, his frequent collaborators, he was recognized with the Henry T. Trueba Award for Research Leading to the Transformation of Social Contexts of Education of Division G (Study of educational contexts ) from the North American Educational Research Association (AERA) and in February of this year an “AERA Fellow” was named a recognition to “honor educational researchers with major research achievements.






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