Eric Macias is a third year PhD Candidate in the Latin American, Caribbean, and Latina/o Studies Department at the University at Albany (SUNY). His dissertation research focuses on undocumented youth who are pushed-out of school and their negotiation of belonging and inclusion. Eric’s ethnographic research takes place in the Washington D.C. area. More broadly, his academic interests are based on topics of race and ethnicity, undocumented migration, citizenship, Latinx studies, urban education, alternative education, youth criminalization, and youth political mobilization.
Eric holds a M.A. from the Latin American, Caribbean, and Latina/o Studies Department at the University at Albany. Eric earned an Honorable Mention in 2020 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship. Prior to his academic experience, Eric worked with disconnected youth of color in the Washington DC area for seven years.