Beatriz Esmeralda Maldonado

 Beatriz Maldonado

Contact Information

Department of Anthropology
607 S Mathews Ave.
M/C 148
Urbana, IL 61801
Sociocultural Anthropology
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Born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, Beatriz attended Scripps College in Claremont, CA. She earned a Dual Major in American Studies and Hispanic Studies, with an emphasis in Literature. As a first-generation student, Beatriz has worked collaboratively with college access and success programs. Her motivation derives from the journeys and successes of underrepresented communities. 

She is currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

Research Description

Salvadoran narrative and diaspora with a specialization in the civil war and residency in the United States; war and memory; family displacement and separation


  • B.A., Scripps College, 2015