Araceli Masterson-Algar

Araceli received her PHD in border studies from the University of Arizona.  She is currently associate professor and coordinator of Latin/o American Studies at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois as well as associate editor of the Journal of Urban Cultural Studies.  In 2015 Palgrave-Macmillan published her book “Ecuadorians in Madrid: Migrants’ Place in Urban History”. In the Quad Cities she is co-founder of the Palomares Social Justice Center, a grassroots organization that works with residents of Mexican origin in the area.