Angie M. Bautista-Chavez is a PhD candidate in the Department of Government at Harvard University. She applies bureaucratic and organizational approaches to the study of contemporary migration.
In her dissertation, “Exporting Borders: The Domestic and International Politics of Migration Control,” Bautista-Chavez examines the bureaucratic drivers of US efforts to control migration beyond US borders and the conditions under which Mexican and US bureaucracies cooperate. Her previous work on organizational constituency-building strategies to reach Latinos in the United States is forthcoming in Political Science Quarterly.
Bautista-Chavez’s work has received support from the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at UC San Diego, the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality & Social Policy, and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. She has helped teach courses on borders and immigration, survey methodology, and qualitative research methods, and she received a 2019 Derek C. Bok Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching of Undergraduates. As a first-generation college student, Bautista-Chavez attended Rice University, where she earned a BA in political science and policy studies.