Anita Casavantes Bradford

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Professor of Chicano/Latino Studies and History, Chicano/Latino Studies
School of Social Sciences
Associate Dean, Faculty Development and Diversity
School of Social Sciences
Ph.D., University of California San Diego, 2011, History
Phone: (949) 824-4814
University of California, Irvine
367 Social Science Tower
Mail Code: 5100
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Transnational and Comparative Latinx History; Immigration, Race and Ethnicity; Critical Refugee Studies; Childhood, Gender and Family; Religion and Politics
-2011-2013 UC President’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Chicano/Latino Studies, University of California-Irvine
-Co-Director, UC Cuba Multicampus Academic Initiative
-Director, UCI First Generation Faculty Initiative
-Faculty Director, Student Support Services (Division of Undergraduate Education)
Suffer the Little Children: Child Migration and the Geopolitics of Compassion in the United States (University of North Carolina Press 2022)
The Revolution is for the Children: The Politics of Childhood in Havana and Miami, 1959-1962. (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2014)
Cuban Heritage Collection (University of Miami) Research Fellowship, 2010 UC-Cuba Multi-Campus Research Program Graduate Research Grant, 2010 Latino Studies Research Initiative (University of California-San Diego) Research Fellowships, 2009
Díaz-Ayala Library Travel Grant (Cuban Research Institute/Florida International University), June 2014
University of California Irvine Cultural Research Grant, May 2014
Cuban Heritage Collection (University of Miami) “New Directions in Cuban Studies” Travel Grant, March 2014
Critical Refugee Studies Collective Research and Artists' Grants, 2019 and 2020
Research Centers
Co-Director, UC Cuba Academic Initiative
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