Rachel E. Freeman-Wong

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As a Postdoctoral Research Associate with PSTC, Rachel is working with the Immigrant Student Research Project (ISRP) Lab to conduct a research project regarding education equity for immigrant, undocumented, and international students at the graduate school level. Rachel’s work with ISRP builds on her previous research and community work regarding the intersections of immigration policy and education equity for immigrant and LGBTQ students. She is particularly interested in how students form counter-spaces on higher education campuses and how institutions can support these counter-spaces.

Selected Publications:

Freeman, R. E., Mazumder, T. & Cisneros, J. (2022). Keep fighting for existence: Undocumented student resource centers as counter-spaces within community colleges. Community College Review, 50(4), 436-455.

Freeman, R. E., & Valdivia, C. (2021). Education equity for undocumented graduate students and the key role of My Undocumented Life. Journal of College Access: Vol. 6: Iss. 2, Article 7. Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jca/vol6/iss2/7

Freeman, R. E., Iniestra Varelas, D. & Castillo, D. (2021). Building critical bridges: the Role of university presidents in collaborating with undocumented student activists. Journal of College Access: Vol. 6: Iss. 2, Article 12. Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jca/vol6/iss2/12

Sanchez, S., Freeman, R. E., & Martin, P. (2021). Educators are stressed, overworked, and not sure whom to trust: Legacy of the Trump era. In Gándara, P. & Ee, J. (Eds.), Schools under siege: The Impact of immigration enforcement on educational equity. Harvard Education Press.

Alcantar, C. M., Freeman, R. E., Kim, V., Hafoka, ‘I. & Ortega Mendoza, M. (In Press). (Un)Deserving Mexican Activists: How Online News Media During the Trump Era (Un)Justly Represents Undocumented Students in Higher Education Across Differing State Contexts. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education.

Scholarly Interests

Education Equity, Migration, Race and Ethnicity, LGBTQ rights, Community Organizing, and Qualitative Research