Mayra   L.  Avila

Lecturer I  

Office: ELABS 345
Email: mayra.avila@utrgv.edu

Ms. Mayra L. Avila

Mayra Avila is currently finishing her dissertation on women during the Bracero Program. She is a McNair Scholar and has received various travel awards. Her research focuses on gender, labor, and migration.





Selected Publications


  • Mayra Avila. Amada's Blessings from the Peyote Gardens of South Texas. Kingsville, Texas: The Journal of South Texas, 31, no. 2 April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2017.



Selected Presentations


  • Mayra Avila. "The Other Side of the Bracero Program: Men and Women Experiences," Advancing Rural Health – An Interdisciplinary Conversation., The Institute for Rural Health Research at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama (March 2017)

  • Mayra Avila. "Abandonment: The Other Side of the Bracero Program," Shifting Borders: Gender, Family, and Community, The Annual UTEP Borderlands History Conference, University of Texas, El Paso, El Paso, Texas (February 2017)

  • Mayra Avila. "Mistreatment and Death: Remembering the Bracero," Birth and Death in Latin America and its Borderlands: A Historical View, FESTIBA, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (November 2016)

  • Mayra Avila. "Men Migration, Women’s Survival," Bridging through Stories: Families, Work and Gendered Migration across the Global Village 2016 Symposium, Women and Gender Research Collaborative, University of Texas, San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas (March 2016)

Current Courses

HIST 1301 09 - U.S. History I:
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HIST 1302 40 - U.S. History II:
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HIST 1301 16 - U.S. History I:
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HIST 1388 01 - U.S. History II HON:
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