Alejandro Hernandez

Alejandro is an Assistant Professor at Concordia University, in Montreal, Canada. He holds a PhD in Sociology with a specialization in Political Economy from Carleton University, and was awarded with a Vanier Scholar, the Government of Canada’s most prestigious international award for doctoral students, among other awards, fellowships and prizes.

Alejandro has ample experience in migration, economic and labour market integration, and youth research, policy evaluation, teaching, and education management in Canada and Mexico.

Alejandro was a Board of Directors member and Communications Chair of the Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (2016-2019). He was also Chair of the Committee for Refugee Issues, and member of the Advisory Search Committee for Vice-President (Research and International) at Carleton University.

Alejandro’s latest research analyzed how the contexts and immigration reasons of Mexican youth, along with their experiences of economic and labour market integration in Ottawa and Montreal (Canada), shaped the type of ties they maintain with Mexico and their (potential) transnational practices in Canada.

Research Areas: Children and Youth, Economic Sociology, Migration Immigration, Race and Ethnicity, Research Methods

You may contact this member at the following coordinates

alejandro.hernandez@concordia.ca

alejandrohernandez.ca

Specialties: Immigration, Youth, Latin America, Mexico, Transnationalism, Race and Ethnicity

Member Publications

The political economy of immigration securitization: nation-building and racialization in Canada

This article uses theories of political economy, immigration securitization, and critical race theory, and uses two historical periods as case studies, to advance our understanding of how immigration has been ...

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Our moral obligation to Central American migrants

A significant number of Central American migrants are likely Canada-bound due to the ongoing immigration and security turmoil in the United States. Since people will keep migrating to survive, the ...

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