Alejandro is an Assistant Professor at Concordia University, in Montreal, Canada. He holds a PhD in Sociology with a specialization in Political Economy from Carleton University, and was awarded with a Vanier Scholar, the Government of Canada’s most prestigious international award for doctoral students, among other awards, fellowships and prizes.
Alejandro has ample experience in migration, economic and labour market integration, and youth research, policy evaluation, teaching, and education management in Canada and Mexico.
Alejandro is a member of the 2021 Nomination Committee for the newly minted Lorne Tepperman Outstanding Contribution to Teaching Award of the Canadian Sociological Association. He was a Board of Directors member and Communications Chair of the Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (2016-2019). He was also Chair of the Committee for Refugee Issues, and member of the Advisory Search Committee for Vice-President (Research and International) at Carleton University.
Alejandro’s latest research analyzed how the contexts and immigration reasons of Mexican youth, along with their experiences of economic and labour market integration in Ottawa and Montreal (Canada), shaped the type of ties they maintain with Mexico and their (potential) transnational practices in Canada.