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2018  PhD Political Science, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque


2013  MA Transatlantic Politics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


2011   BA Political Science, California State University, Stanislaus


Select Publications


2022    Jackson, Jenn M., and Melina Juárez Pérez. “Reclaiming Our Time and Labor: Contesting and Reframing Productivity Narratives in Political Science,” PS: Political Science & Politics, 55(2): 380-384.

2021     López, Nancy, Vargas, Edward, Juárez, Melina, and Lisa Cacari-Stone. “Critical ‘Street Race’ Praxis: Advancing the Measurement of Racial Discrimination Among Diverse Latinx Communities in the U.S,” Critical Public Health, DOI: 10.1080/09581596.2019.1695040 (published online 2019)

2019  “Treating immigrants like criminals has a long history in the United States,” The Monkey Cage, The Washington Post.

2018 "Surge in LGBTQ+ and Women of Color Candidates, Yet Obstacles Remain for LGBTQ+ Voters," The Forum, Urban Affairs Review.

2018 "2 Years After Pulse: How can scholars aid in the fight against LGBTQ+ marginalization?" Politics of Color blog, Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics.

2015  "Transgender Rights and Communities of Color,Politics of Color blog, Journal of Race, Ethnicity, & Politics.

2018  Outstanding Student Paper Award, 6th Annual LGBTQ+ Symposium, UI Champaign-Urbana

2018  ¡SI Se Puede! Award, Recuerda Cesar Chavez Committee, Albuquerque, New Mexico     

2013-2018 Doctoral Fellow Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy Research, University of New Mexico


2017 APSA Kenneth Sherrill Prize for best dissertation proposal in LGBTQ politics 

2015  Visiting Graduate Fellow Center for Poverty Research, University of California, Davis​​

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