Dr. Anna Ochoa O'Leary

Dr. Anna Ochoa O'Leary is an associate professor and Head of the the department of Mexican American Studies. She has a text book to her credit, a Chicano Studies textbook based on her teaching which was published in 2007 by Kendall Hunt Publishing. More recently, she co-edited Unchartered Terrain: New Directions in Border Research Methods and Ethics. (University of Arizona Press, 2013) and is editor of Undocumented Immigrants in the United States Today: An Encyclopedia of their Experiences (ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Press, 2014). Dr. O'Leary was a 2006-2007 Fulbright Scholar for research on repatriated migrant women, and Public Voices "Thought Leader" Fellow for 2014-2015. Her current research and teaching interests continue to focus on the education, culture and urban politics of Mexican/U.S.-Mexican populations, the political economy of the U.S.-Mexico border, and gender issues. Her community activities include participation in several non-profit community-based groups, such as the Coalición de Derechos Humanos and Fundación México.