Maria Barbero, PhD

Maria Barbero, PhD

María V. Barbero graduated with a PhD in Global and Sociocultural Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from FIU in 2019. She is an incoming Assistant Professor of Integrated Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida. Prior to joining FGCU, Maria was a Distinguished Alfred J. Hanna Postdoctoral Fellow in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Rollins College. Maria’s research and teaching focuses on Latin America, migration across the Americas, youth studies, and race and ethnic studies.

Maria’s most recent work has been published in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Race and Ethnic Studies, and Citizenship Studies. She is working on a book project on the migration-security nexus in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and currently serves as co-editor of NEOS, a peer-reviewed publication on the anthropology of childhood and youth within the American Anthropological Association.