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Libia Jiménez Chávez

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PhD Student
CLASE-Goizueta Fellow

I am a twentieth-century historian studying migrations between Georgia and Latin America. More broadly, I am interested in transnational histories, processes of placemaking, and the relationship between race, belonging, and residency status. Through archival and oral histories, I am examining the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA/La Amnístia) to understand the resulting transformations that occurred within Georgia's immigrant communities. 

You may find my bio below: 

Libia Jiménez Chávez is Mexicana-Colombiana. She graduated from the University of Rochester with a double bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Philosophy. She holds a master’s degree in Human Rights from University College London in addition to professional and graduate certifications in project management, development policy, fundraising, and Latin American Studies. Her research interests include Latinx and U.S. South Histories (as they form and inform each other). She has extensive experience in the nonprofit and higher education sectors working alongside Latinx youth. She currently serves as the UGA Press Acquisitions Fellow and a CLASE Goizueta Foundation Graduate Assistant. 

In addition to her academic work, she volunteers with El Refugio to help end detention: 

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Recipient, UGA Graduate School Research Assistantship 

Major Professor

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