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Evelyn Pruneda
Evelyn Pruneda

Biography: Evelyn received her B.A. in Politics from Occidental College and a Master of Public Administration from California State University, Fresno. Her areas of specialization are Race and Class Inequality and Gender Studies.

Her research uses a feminist intersectional framework to explore the lives and working conditions of rural Latinx farmworkers. Her work examines how race and gender interacts with social and spatial inequalities, specifically in the areas of labor, water politics, residential segregation, and family dynamics.

She was awarded a University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS) research grant to support her current project, which explores the impacts of the historic California drought on Mexicana farmworkers and their communities in California’s Central Valley. Her work focuses on the ways in which gender, race, class, and citizenship status shape the lives of low-wage agricultural workers in the context of an environmental disaster and an increasing anti-immigrant sociopolitical landscape.

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