Post-Doctoral Researcher

Lilia Soto I am an associate professor of American Studies and Latina/o Studies at the University of Wyoming with affiliations in the Gender and Women’s Studies Program and International Studies. From a historical and ethnographic position, my research focuses on comparative/relational race and ethnic studies, transnational migration, identity formation and the interconnectedness of time, place, age, gender and sexuality. My first book titled, _Girlhood in the Borderlands: Mexican Teens Caught in the Crossroads of Migration_ (New York: New York University Press, July 2018), couples the temporalities of migration with age, gender, and sex as intersecting categories of analyses and the bearing these have on the lived experiences of Mexican teenage girls raised in transnational families. I have also begun to work on my second research project where I trace the historical silencing of the Mexican presence from the Napa Valley narrative and its rippling effect in present-day Napa. I have been the recipient of the following fellowships and awards: NEH Summer Seminar, the Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, and the University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship. At the University of Wyoming, I teach courses such as Introduction to Latina/o Studies; U.S. Women of Color; Women, Gender and Migration.