Sandibel Borges

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Ph.D Year 2018


Race and Nations


Ph.D. Candidate, Feminist Studies, UCSB

M.A. Feminist Studies, UCSB 2011

B.A. Women’s Studies, Spanish Literature, Washington State University 2009


Queer migration, Women of Color feminisms, Third World and transnational feminisms, queer of color critique, borderland(s), home, belonging, anti-racist and decolonial research methods, critical feminist, anti-racist, decolonial pedagogies.


Her dissertation project looks at the experiences of transnational queer Latina migrants in the U.S. and Mexico. It highlights the voices and struggles of queer Latina migrants in exploring the concept of “home” in their lives, in the midst of experiencing constant displacement. She is working with queer Latinas in Los Angeles, California and queer Mexicanas who migrated to the United States and returned to Mexico.



Borges, Sandibel. 2015. “Not Coming Out, But Building Home: An Oral History in Re-

Conceptualizing A Queer Migrant Home,” in Diálogo: An Interdisciplinary

Journal Published by the Center of Latino Research at DePaul University.


Not peer-reviewed

Borges, Sandibel. 2015. “Cruzando: My Road to Healing.” In This Bridge Called Our

Health : (Re)imagining Out Minds, Bodies, and Spirits. Blog at,

road-to-healing/. Nov. 23.

Borges, Sandibel. 2015. “¿Soy Feminista? Desafiando el feminism dominante.” In

Morelos: Tres Punto Cero. Online News at,

Oct. 25.

Borges, Sandibel. 2015. “Reflexiones sobre ‘el closet’, perspectiva de una mujer

migrante queer.” In Morelos: Tres Punto Cero. Online News at, Oct. 5



Designed and taught:

Women Globalization and Resistance, Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2015

Queer of Color Critiques, Winter 2014


Graduate Teaching Assistant:

Women, Globalization, and Resistance

Women, Representation and Cultural Production

Sex, Love and Romance

Global Feminism

Women of Color Feminism

Introduction to Feminist Studies