Congratulations to EWU McNair Scholar Alexis Lisandro Guizar-Diaz. Alexis has been awarded a Resident Assistantship at Portland State University with full funding. He was accepted to the Sociology PhD program at Portland Statue University and started there in the fall of 2022.
Alexis graduated this spring with a major in Sociology and a minor in Philosophy. His key research interests are political economy, rural & agrarian communities, and Latina/o/x populations. He is a member of the American Sociological Association and the Co-Chairman of Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán. Last year he received a Orlinda H. (Rogel) Luiten Scholarship. He was also a recipient of a 2020 Eastern Washington University Summer Research Internship through the McNair Scholars Program. For this Alexis conducted research in Washington’s Columbia Basin under the mentorship of Dr. Edwin Elias from the EWU Department of Race and Culture Studies, culminating in his paper Indentured Servitude in the 21st Century? A Case Study on Agricultural Labor Employment in the Columbia Basin. He has continued to do research throughout the 2020-2021 school year on Designing Positive Workplace Interventions for Washington Farmworker: Listening to Farmworkers Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Click here to read more about Alexis and his research.
The EWU McNair staff are so excited for Alexis and we know he'll do amazing things at whichever graduate program he decides to attend!