Oscar Hernandez Lara

Oscar Hernandez Lara

Doctoral Research Assistant

Oscar holds a PhD in Geography at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, with a Masters in Regional Studies and undergraduate diploma in Regional Planning. A research fellow and visiting scholar at both the University of Sao Paulo in 2014, and at the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2015, his topics of interest include: agrarian studies and aging in rural spaces comparing Brazil, Colombia and Mexico; migration from Central Mexico to the US; and tourism and social change in rural areas. Oscar’s papers have been published in Brazil, Spain, and Mexico, including a co-authored book in Brazil. His current research focuses on the shifts and changes experienced by Mexican origin inhabitants regarding access to services and resources in the Coachella Valley, and the relation between migration and aging in Mexican rural areas under a historical-structural approach.