Mariela Nuñez-Janes, Ph.D.

University of North Texas | Department of Anthropology

Mariela Nuñez-Janes (profe) is a Professor of Anthropology and 1.5 generation Latina scholar activist with expertise in education, immigration, and youth. Her personal experiences with migration anchor her pedagogical and research interests and her commitment to working with vulnerable populations. Recent examples include the co-authored book Eclipse of Dreams and her advocacy for Latinx residents in Denton, TX through Water for Green Tree. Profe received the 2017 UNT Foundation Community Engagement Award and is the President Elect for the Council on Anthropology and Education.