Irasema Coronado

Board Member

Irasema Coronado is the Director of the School of Transborder Studies at Arizona State
University. She is co-author of the book titled “Fronteras No Mas: Toward Social Justice at the
U.S.-Mexico Border” and “Latinas in Local Government, Políticas: Latina Public Officials in
Texas.” Hispanic Business Magazine named her one of the Top 100 Influential Hispanics in the
United States in October of 2010. She serves on the Ms. magazine academic advisory board and
is co-chair of the Coalition Against Violence Toward Women and Families on the US-Mexico
border. Her present research includes the impact of the deportation process on families and
children, women in politics, environmental cooperation, and U.S.-Mexico border politics.
Coronado received her bachelor’s degree in political science and a certificate of Latin American
Studies from the University of South Florida. She has an M.A. in Latin American Studies and a
Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Arizona. Her area of specialization is
comparative politics.

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