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Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center

MEC Faculty Fellow


Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center Faculty Fellow

The Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center (MEC) and the Division of Student Development, with support from the Provost Office, is excited to offer a new Faculty Fellow position. MEC collaborates with faculty, staff and students to design co-curricular programming to influence student learning. The MEC Faculty Fellow will assist the Center and the University in meeting strategic goals focused on facilitating the knowledge, awareness, and skill development of students through the implementation of co-curricular programming offered during national cultural heritage months (i.e., Hispanic Heritage Month, Native American Heritage Month, Black History Month, Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month). Full-time faculty members are encouraged to apply for this new opportunity. 

Join the MEC in Welcoming:

Dr. Miranda Hallett


Dr. Miranda Cady Hallett, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Human Rights Center Research Fellow, is a legal anthropologist who has conducted ethnographic fieldwork in El Salvador since 1998 and with Salvadoran immigrant communities in the US since 2004. Her interests, training and expertise lie at the intersection of Latin American studies (with a particular focus on El Salvador and the Central American region), migration studies and border theory, law and society, labor studies, research on Latinx identities, and the history and anthropology of state violence.

Her dissertation (Cornell University, 2009) examined Salvadoran migrants’ subjectivities and neoliberal ideologies in a small poultry industry town in central Arkansas. Her recent work focuses on mass detention and deportation as components of the regime of mass incarceration in the contemporary United States, exploring how these systems uphold broader mechanisms of labor exploitation and intersectional oppression. She has published on immigration and immigrants’ rights in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including Latino Studies and Law and Social Inquiry.

Dr. Hallett teaches courses in sex and gender, immigration, sustainability and place-based justice, and the anthropology of human rights. Her courses are center on provocation, dialogue, and experiential learning, requiring student participation and engagement. She is also an engaged public anthropologist with a commitment to human rights and social justice movements and works to incorporate opportunities for community-based learning and social action into her courses.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Hallett 

If you have any questions about the Faculty Fellow position, please contact Dr. Daria Graham at or 9-3634.


Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center

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