Jeremy Peschard Pórtela

Graduate Student


I study the history of race, immigration, and mental health in the United States. In my research, I examine the exclusion, deportation, and institutionalization of immigrants and other racialized peoples in California and Texas from the 1880s to the 1930s.

Advisor:  Maria Cristina Garcia

Research Focus

I focus on the experience of Latine, immigrant, and other racialized peoples in the U.S. West from the Immigration Act of 1882 to the Mexican Repatriation.