Maylei Blackwell

Professional Bio 

Maylei Blackwell is the author of the landmark ¡Chicana Power! Contested Histories of Feminism in the Chicano Movement (2011). Her forthcoming books included her book Scales of Resistance: The Practice of Indigenous Autonomy in the Age of Neoliberalism (Duke University Press) and a co-edited volume entitled ¡Chicana! New Narratives of Women’s Activism and Feminism in the Chicano Movement Era (University of Texas Press). Her research on topics ranging from women’s social movements in the US and Latin America, transnational activism, indigenous politics and migration have appeared in the U.S., Mexico and Brazil in journals such as Meridians, Signs, Aztlán, Journal of Latin American Studies, Desacatos and Revista Estudos Feministas. She is the co-director the digital story platform Mapping Indigenous Los Angeles (

Area of Expertise 

Women's organizing in Mexico and the U.S., indigenous social movements and migration in Mexico and its diaspora, cross border migrant civil society, women of color feminism, race, gender, sexuality and politics

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Associate Professor