Dr. Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz
Loyola University Chicago
Department of Anthropology
Lake Shore Campus, BVM 711
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60660
Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz is a sociocultural anthropologist with research and teaching interests in political economy, migration, Latinos/as in the U.S., race and class, applied anthropology, and urban ethnography. Her first research project explored how undocumented workers in Chicago negotiated perceptions of their labor as they struggled to attain autonomy, security, and dignity. Her second study followed undocumented people and their family members as they undertook immigration processing in an attempt to gain legal permanent residency. Her current research is with deportees' rights organizers in Mexico City. Dr. Gomberg-Muñoz has also been an advocate for Chicago’s immigrant rights movement since 2006.
Resources for Undocumented Students
Loyola is committed to providing accurate information and resources for current and prospective undocumented students, their families, and allies. For details, please visit Loyola's page for non-citizen students at: http://luc.edu/diversity/resources/undocumentedstudentresources.
Research Opportunities for Students
Dr. Gomberg-Muñoz encourages students to contact her about opportunities for gaining experience in ethnographic research. Students have used these opportunities to undertake projects funded by LUROP Fellowships, Provost Awards, and Johnson Scholarships, and to complete credits in Independent Study or Fieldwork.