Ivan Sandoval-Cervantes

Costa Rica | El Salvador | Guatemala | Honduras | Mexico | Nicaragua | United States

Dr. Ivan Sandoval-Cervantes is a cultural anthropologist from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. He is an UDLAP alum, and obtained his PhD from the University of Oregon in 2016. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the Department of Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). In Spring 2022 he was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Animal Law and Policy Program at Harvard Law School where he worked on his project “Dead Letter”: Animal Law, Activism, and Mexican Politics,” which is part of my new research on the animal rights movement in urban Mexico. His research interests can be divided into two overlapping sub-fields. The first sub-field includes the anthropology of migration, particularly the analysis of internal and transnational migrations, gender (masculinity and femininity), indigeneity, kinship, and care. The second sub-field includes multi-species ethnography, legal anthropology and the anthropology of social movements, particularly through the study of activism and animal rights in the Mexico-U.S. borderlands.