Carla Angulo-Pasel holds a PhD in Global Governance from Wilfrid Laurier University. Her research critically examines border security and its effects on irregular migration. Specifically, she interested in the intersections of border security, human rights, and gender. Her dissertation focused on how borders, in their many manifestations, impact the journeys of Central American women who are attempting to migrate to the United States through Mexico, and critically assessed how national security discourse surrounding migration is used to justify human rights abuses of migrant women.
During her doctorate, Dr. Angulo-Pasel worked as an international consultant for UN Women and produced a report on transit migration in Mexico. In addition, she received a SSHRC research grant from the multi-partner funded project ‘Borders in Globalization’. She has presented her work at various conferences, including the International Studies Association, the Latin American Studies Association and the Association of Borderland Studies.
Currently, Dr. Angulo-Pasel is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Balsillie School of International Affairs – Wilfrid Laurier University, working on a project entitled: “Engendering Resilient Pathways and Communities: Understanding Gender, Migration, and Resilience in KW” with Dr. Jenna Hennebry. The project addresses the integration of migrants in the Waterloo region and examines the capabilities and strategies that build social resilience among migrants while considering the impacts of gender, and the levels of precarity according to migrants’ category of entry.