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Irasema Coronado

Irasema Coronado is an expert on human rights on the U.S.-Mexico border. A political scientist with expertise in comparative politics and social justice issues, her current research is on the impact of the deportation process on families and children, environmental cooperation and U.S.-Mexico border politics. 

Coronado is the director and professor of the School of Transborder Studies.

She is co-author of the book titled “Fronteras No Mas: Toward Social Justice at the U.S.-Mexico Border” and co-editor of numerous articles.

She is also a member of the academic advisory board for Ms. Magazine and served on the Department of Human Health Services, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences- National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council from 2016 to 2020.

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For many minority women the 19th Amendment did not make much of a difference. The Voting Rights Act of 1965, which prohibits racial discrimination in voting, was much more impactful because we could see the number of minorities elected to office after its passage.

— Irasema Coronado, ASU Now