Leslie A. Martino

Leslie A. Martino-Velez is an educator/activist and currently is the Associate Director of the CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies. Her research surrounds issues relating to immigration, education, race/ethnicity and language in the United States as well as in Latin America. Prior to receiving a Master’s degree in Anthropology and Comparative and International Education at Teachers College, Columbia University and starting her PhD in Sociology at the Graduate Center, Leslie was a classroom teacher and teacher trainer for twelve years in schools in Los Angeles, New York and in Mexico.

Apart from her current research on indigenous Mexican migration, she worked on a remittances project, a Head Start longitudinal study at the National Center for Children and Families at Columbia University and was a research fellow at the Welte Institute in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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