Antonia Mardones Marshall is a Doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at UC Berkeley. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Anthropology from the Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia in Mexico, and Master’s degrees in Socio-cultural Anthropology from Columbia University and in Sociology from UC Berkeley. Her research interests center on the intersection between international migration, racial and ethnic constructions, popular culture, and national identities, primarily focused in the Latin American context. Her most recent publication is titled “Who is Afro-Chilean? Authenticity struggles and boundary making in Chile’s northern borderland” at Ethnic and Racial Studies. Her academic work has been supported by the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), the Fulbright Fellowship, the Comisión Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología de Chile (CONICYT), the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), and by different fellowships and grants from Columbia University and UC Berkeley.
International migration, racial and ethnic constructions, popular culture, and national identities