Magally A. Miranda Alcázar

Magally Alcazar

Magally A. Miranda Alcázar

Graduate Student

Cohort 2017-18

Office: 7349 Bunche Hall

Email: magalintzin@ucla.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Biography

Magally A. Miranda Alcázar is a PhD student in Chicana/o Studies at UCLA. She received her B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz (magna cum laude) with a double major in Community Studies (concentration: economic justice) and Feminist Studies (concentration: law, politics, and social change). Her work has been published in The Nation, Verso and the New Left Review.

She is currently a Eugene Cota-Robles Fellow and a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellow. Her M.A. thesis uses a critical ethnographic method, or virtual ethnography, to explore domestic work platforms in the context of “platform capitalism.” She is an interdisciplinary scholar working in the fields of Latina/o and Chicana/o theory, Political Economy (feminist politics economy, globalization studies), Anthropology (ethnographies of immigration, labor ethnography). She is interested in community-engaged research with Latina immigrant workers and organizers.

Education

2015 – B.A. Double major in Feminist Studies and Community Studies, University of California Santa Cruz, Honors: magna cum laude

Research

  • Thesis title: “Where are All the Trabajadoras on Domestic Work Platforms?”
    • Thesis advisor: Dr. Maylei Blackwell

Selected Publications

  • Miranda Alcázar, Magally A. “America’s New Left: The Weakest Link.” New Left Review 116: 117 (2019).
  • Miranda Alcázar, Magally A. “Women Workers Make All Other Work Possible: Latina Immigrant Organizing at the Oakland Domestic Workers’ Center.” Where Freedom Starts: Sex, Power, Violence, #MeToo. New York, NY: Verso Books. 2018, 233-256.

Honors & Awards

  • Fall 2019 – Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship
  • Summer 2019 – Graduate Summer Research Mentorship
  • Fall 2018 – UCLA Center for the Study of Women Travel Grant
  • Fall 2018 – UCLA Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship
  • Fall 2017 – UCLA Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship
  • Spring 2015 – UC Santa Cruz Humanities Undergraduate Research Award

Courses

  • Spring 2019 Teaching Assistant, Chicana/o Studies: Theoretical Approaches to Chicana/o Studies UCLA, Los Angeles, CA | Supervising Professor: Dr. Maylei Blackwell
  • Winter 2018 Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Chicana/o Studies: Social Structure and Contemporary Conditions UCLA, Los Angeles, CA | Supervising Professor: Dr. Matt Barreto
  • Fall 2018 Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Chicana/o Studies UCLA, Los Angeles, CA | Supervising Professor: Alma Lopez
  • Spring 2018 Marxist Theory and History (Special Reader) UCLA, Los Angeles, CA | Supervising Professor: Dr. Robert Brenner
  • Fall 2015 Feminism and Social Justice (Course Assistant) UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA | Supervising Professor: Dr. Bettina Aptheker
  • Fall 2015 Introduction to Public Health (Course Assistant) UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA | Supervising Professor: Dr. Andrea Steiner