Michael Ángel VázquezCurrent IIH Fellow
HGSE Doctoral Student
Michael Ángel Vázquez is a fourth-year PhD student in the Culture, Institutions, and Society concentration in the Education department. The proud son of formerly undocumented migrants from México, Michael’s research focuses on building coalitions among young people, particularly around social causes related to migration. As a qualitative researcher, he hopes to engage in portraiture and ethnographic methods to facilitate his dissertation work and analysis. Prior to beginning his graduate studies, he spent four years as a teacher and two years conducting research in schools at the Mexico-California border. While at Harvard, Michael’s been involved as a resident tutor for Adams House, a student leader for the Latinx Student Association and LGBTQ@GSAS, a GSAS Student Center Fellow, and an organizer for the Alumni of Color Conference at HGSE. At HGSE and GSAS, he is a fierce advocate for Ethnic Studies and has served as a teaching fellow for various courses within the field. During his free time, he’s probably watching a soccer game (Viva México!), listening to a podcast, or walking along the Charles River.