About Angie Mejia
Adjunct Professor Angie Mejia, is a doctoral candidate in the department of sociology at Syracuse University and a in-house social researcher at El Programa Hispano in Portland, Oregon. Her research interests span immigration, mental health, ethnicity, biopolitics and citizenship. Her current work looks at U.S. Latinas experiences with depression. As a sociologist, she believes that bringing to light the lived realities of marginalized community members can help others craft alternative ways of knowing and addressing sadness in order to counteract the social impacts arising from society's pharmaceutical overfetishization of health. Using participatory action research approaches such as Photovoice, she has worked alongside with other Latinas in sharing experiences of crossing (and surviving) affective and geopolitically (in)distinguishable man-made fronteras. She sees in these visual narratives a blueprint to help us better understand our acts of survival under neoliberalism.
|Present||Adjunct Faculty Member, Portland State University ‐ Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies|
|Present||In-house Researcher, El Programa Hispano ‐ UNICA|
|Present||PhD Candidate, Syracuse University ‐ Sociology|
Biopolitics, Ethnicity, mental health, and Immigration
Conceptualization of Autism in the Latino Community and its Relationship ...
Social Work Faculty Publications and Presentations (2014)
Objective—Early identification of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has been linked to improved long-term developmental outcomes. However, Latino children are diagnosed ...
Motivational Interviewing at the Intersections of Depression and Intimate Partner ...
Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work (2014)
This article focuses on design, training, and delivery of a culturally-tailored, multi-faceted intervention which used motivational interviewing (MI) and case ...
Proyecto Interconexiones: A Pilot Test of a Community-Based Depression Care ...
Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action (2013)
Background: Latina intimate partner violence (IPV) survivors often face great barriers to depression care. We sought to use a community-based ...