Chantiri Duran Resendiz

Chantiri Ramirez

Chantiri Duran Resendiz

Graduate Student

Cohort 2013-14

Office: 7349 Bunche Hall

Email: chantirir@ucla.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Biography

I advanced to doctoral candidacy on December, 2017 and I am currently completing my dissertation, Making Moves In/With/Against the University: The Development of a Politicized Voice in Immigrant Student Organizing. My dissertation is an interdisciplinary project examining the ways in which institutions and political narratives in social movements are co-constituted. I investigate the ways in which universities have been reconfigured by the immigrant student movement and how institutional response has simultaneously shaped strategies and political narratives in the movement. I do this by examining the immigrant student movement at the University of California from 2000 to 2015, which offers a site to explore logics in the development and institutionalization of immigrant incorporation. Through oral histories, in-depth interviews and archival research, I argue that for immigrant student organizers, universities became contested spaces of both social struggle and institutional incorporation at a time of increased polarization in national immigration rhetoric and policy.

Education

  • BA, Development Studies, University of California, Berkeley (2012)

Research

  • Social Movements
  • Higher Education
  • Immigration

Selected Publications

  • Duran Resendiz, Chantiri. “Effects of Privatization of Immigration Detention in the Lives of Detained Transgender Latina Immigrants” Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy. March 30, 2018.
  • Becerra, Angelica, Cat Calligan, Will Davis, Paul Kurek, Lucy Seena K Lin, Alejandro Ramirez Mendez, Chantiri Resendiz, and Teo Wickland. “Equiparte: Cosmopolitanism, Conflict, Translation” in Urban Humanities in the Borderlands: Engaged Scholarship From Mexico City to Los Angeles” Ed. Jonathan Crisman, 107-127. Los Angeles: The UCLA Urban Humanities Initiative.
  • Card, Kenton, and Ryan Hernandez, Leigh Anna Hidalgo, Andrew Ko, Luis Montells and Chantiri Resendiz “A Love Story Against Displacement” in Urban Humanities in the Borderlands: Engaged Scholarship From Mexico City to Los Angeles” Ed. Jonathan Crisman, 165-190. Los Angeles: The UCLA Urban Humanities Initiative.
  • Duran, Resendiz Chantiri and Nancy Guarneros. “Empowering Your Immigrant Student: A Teacher’s High School Curriculum to Understanding the Immigrant Experience”. Los Angeles: UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education, 2017.
  • De Leon, Mario, Bethzy Garcia, Cristina Gonzales, Victor Interiano, Jacqueline Munguia, Ramon Quintero, Chantiri Ramirez Resendiz, Claudia Ramirez, and Carlos Salinas. “Guia de recursos para familias inmigrantes Centroamericanas en Los Angeles” Los Angeles: UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education, 2015.

Honors & Awards

  • UCOP Dissertation Year Fellow (2019)
  • UC PromISE Graduate Student Fellow (2019)
  • UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Tamar Diana Wilson Awardee (2018)
  • UCLA Urban Humanities Initiative Student Grant Awardee (2016)
  • UCLA Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Program Fellow (2016)
  • UCLA Center for Mexican Studies: “Together We Can” scholarship Awardee (2015)
  • UCLA Graduate Research Mentorship Program Fellow (2014)
  • UCLA Graduate Dean’s Scholar Awardee (2013)
  • UCLA Eugene Cota Robles Fellow (2013-2017)

Courses

  • Chicana and Chicano Studies 10A: Introduction to Chicana and Chicano Studies: Identity, Gender and Culture
  • Chicana and Chicano Studies 10B: Introduction to Chicana and Chicano Studies: Social Structures and Contemporary Conditions
  • Chicana and Chicano Studies 101: Theoretical Concepts in Chicana and Chicano Studies
  • Chicana and Chicano Studies M134SL: Engaging Immigrants and their Families
  • Chicana and Chicano Studies 153A: Central Americans in the US
  • Chicana and Chicano Studies 188: Transnational Spatial Politics of Immigration Control (Instructor of Record)
  • International Development Studies 110: Economic Development and Cultural Change