Marcela García-Castañon

Assistant Professor of Political Science
San Francisco State University

Marcela García-Castañon is Assistant Professor of political science at San Francisco State University. Her research agenda analyzes notions of membership and citizenship development within immigrant communities and their connection to political and civic engagement.  Her current research examines the political membership process of Mexican immigrant in the United States through familial, educational and pre-migration experiences.  She engages theories of civic engagement, identity, and political socialization to establish and formulate a theory of multi-tiered membership to better examine and explain the experiences of immigrants in new nations.