Introduction to the Special Issue: Contemporary Return Migration from the United States to Mexico – Focus on Children, Youth, Schools and Families
Rubén Hernández-León is a Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Director of the UCLA Center for Mexican Studies. He is the author of Metropolitan Migrants: The Migration of Urban Mexicans to the United States (UC Press, 2008), which was awarded with the Thomas and Znaniecki Best Book Award by the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association in 2010. He is also coauthor of Skills of the “Unskilled”: Work and Mobility among Mexican Migrants (UC Press, 2015) and co-editor of New Destinations: Mexican Immigration in the United States (Russell Sage Foundation, 2005). His papers have been published in Social Forces, Work and Occupations, Social Science Quarterly, International Migration Review, Hommes & Migrations,Southern Rural Sociology, Revue Géographie et Cultures, Traces,Ciudades, Vetas, Estudios Sociológicos, Trayectorias, and several edited volumes in Spanish, English, French, Chinese and Japanese.
Víctor Zúñiga is a Professor of Sociology at Tecnologico de Monterrey. He is a tier 3 (highest level) member of Mexico’s Sistema Nacional de Investigadores. He holds his Ph.D. in Sociology from Université de Paris VIII-Vincennes. His research focuses on international migrant children, new destinations of Mexicans in the United States, and return migration from the United States to Mexico. He is the Journal Editor of TRACE (Procesos Mexicanos y Centroamericanos), and member of the Editorial and Publication Committee of Social Problems. He is the co-editor of New Destinations: Mexican Immigration in the United States (2006); the coauthor of Alumnos Transnacionales: las escuelas mexicanas ante la globalización (2008), and the co-editor of La reconnaissance à l’école: perspectives internationales (2016).
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Rubén Hernández-León, Víctor Zúñiga; Introduction to the Special Issue: Contemporary Return Migration from the United States to Mexico – Focus on Children, Youth, Schools and Families. Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos 1 August 2016; 32 (2): 171–181. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/mex.2016.32.2.171
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