Katy Maldonado Dominguez

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Graduate Student

She received her bachelor’s degrees from UCLA in Chicana/o Studies and Geography in 2019. Her research interests are shaped by her experiences as a Central American immigrant from Honduras and DACA recipient. She challenges the homogenization of Latina/o/x student experiences by highlighting the lived academic realities of Central American students. In addition, she examines how Undocumented Queer parents create and navigate family as they resist the twin pressures of xenophobia and homophobia. Her work appears in the recently published anthology We Are Not Dreamers: Undocumented Scholars Theorize Undocumented Life in the United States edited by Leisy Abrego and Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales. 

Central American Studies, Latina/o/x Homogenization, Mixed-Status Families, and Undocumented Queer Family Making