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About Ariana Ochoa Camacho

Ariana Ochoa Camacho completed her dissertation work at New York University. Her current research project "Racial Longings, Migrant Belongings,” examines the frictions of Latin American and U.S. racial discourses as they propel the embodied performances and experiences of Colombian nationalism in the New York Metro region, particularly in the contexts of cultural festivals and community celebrations. Her work argues that the racial performances of Colombian migrants in New York are part of a creative petition that refuses racial ‘otherization,’ and are shaped through the multiple cultural contexts of migrant lives.
Prof. Ochoa Camacho earned an MA in Communication from San Francisco State University and a BA in Anthropology from Kenyon College. She has published her work in Emerging Perspectives in Health Communication, Feminist Media Studies, as well as collaborated with a visual artist to produce a video, “Elizabeth’s Story,” now housed at the National Museum of Mexican Art. Her work uses qualitative methodologies particularly from a cultural studies frame to look at marginalization and dynamics of power in contemporary society.


Present Assistant Professor, University of Washington Tacoma School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences