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Guadalupe Arellanes

José Navarro

Lecturer, Ph.D. Candidate Ethnic Studies

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Areas of Interest

  • Sexuality and gender in migration
  • Diaspora studies
  • Critical refugee studies 
  • Queer of color critique
  • Globalization and immigrant labor in the Americas
  • Abolition geographies
  • Environmental ecologies
  • Critical race-gendered epistemologies and pedagogies

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About Guadalupe Arellanes

Guadalupe Arellanes Castro is a first-generation college graduate pursuing a Ph.D. in ethnic studies at the University of California, Riverside. She earned a master’s degree in Latin American studies, along with a post-baccalaureate certificate in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies from California State University, Los Angeles. Her master’s thesis titled “Dark Skinned and Disposable: Feminicide and Expressive Death for a Neoliberal Mexico” utilizes an intersectional feminist lens to address the role of ethnoracism, neoliberalism, and misogyny in the murders of women in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua. Guadalupe’s current research uses decolonial and queer methods to analyze abolition geographies as movements for environmental justice towards otherwise worlds.


  • Ph.D Student, Ethnic Studies, University of California, Riverside (Current)
  • M.A., Latin American Studies, California State University, Los Angeles (2019) & Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Post-Baccalaureate Program
  • B.A., Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, California State University, Long Beach (2015)

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