Alexandra Délano Alonso is Associate Professor and Chair of Global Studies and the current holder of the Eugene M. Lang Professorship for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring. She received her doctorate in International Relations from the University of Oxford. Her work focuses on diaspora policies, the transnational relationships between states and migrants, immigrant integration, and the politics of memory in relation to undocumented migration.
Her book, Mexico and Its Diaspora in the United States: Policies of Emigration since 1848 (Cambridge University Press, 2011) was the co-winner of the William LeoGrande Prize for the best book on US-Latin America Relations and was published in Spanish by El Colegio de México in 2014.
Recent publications include the special issue on Borders and the Politics of Mourning (co-editor and co-author with Benjamin Nienass, Social Research, Summer 2016); The diffusion of diaspora engagement policies: A Latin American Agenda (Political Geography 2014); and Invisible Victims: Undocumented Migrants and the Aftermath of September 11, (Politics and Society, 2014 [co-author with Benjamin Nienass]). Her forthcoming book A Bridge to Membership will be published by Oxford University Press. She is also the author of Frontera Adentro (Border Within), a blog within the Mexican literary magazine Letras Libres.
At The New School, Professor Délano Alonso teaches the courses Politics of Immigration in the US; Borders, Migrants and States; and Global Migration, among others.