Lourdes Gutiérrez Nájera

Des Moines, Iowa, United States

As a cultural anthropologist, Lourdes Gutierrez Najera is an expert on the transnational lives of indigenous Mexicans. Born in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, she migrated with her family to Los Angeles, California as a child. Her experiences as a Mexican immigrant and a fronteriza, having lived on the U.S.-Mexico border, shaped her curiosity about cultural differences, race, and issues of identity. As a professor of Anthropology at Drake University, she is vested in continued exploration of immigration, ethnicity, indigeneity, citizenship & belonging, and youth.

  • Work
    • Drake University-Culture and Society
  • Education
    • Ph.D. University of Michigan
    • M.S.W. University of Michigan
    • B.A. UCLA