Meylin Alesandra Gonzales Huamán
Research Interests: Social stratification and inequality, race and ethnicity, political agency, marginalization and social movements
Meylin Gonzales Huamán is a first-year doctoral student in Sociology. During her master's degree, she examined the impact of climate change on internal migration in Indonesia from a policy perspective and the production of ethnoracial categories in Peru. Meylin has published a policy brief for the International Organization for Migration on the slow-onset environmental phenomena displacing coastal communities in Jakarta and Semarang, Indonesia. In addition, her research on ethnoracial categories in Peru has been accepted for publication at the Latin American and the Caribbean Ethnic Studies journal in collaboration with Graziella Moraes Silva and David Sulmont. Currently, she is interested in examining the intersection of skin color, ethnoracial identity, and class in Latin America, as well as how these social categories interact with political engagement and democratic institutions in the region.
Prior to starting her PhD, Meylin worked in the fundraising and development partner relations department of the International Labour Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.
B.A., Liberal Arts (Concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences), Soka University of America
M.A., Development Studies, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies