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Gabriel Panuco-Mercado

BSFS, Georgetown University (International History)

Gabriel Panuco-Mercado studies the gender and labor history of rural Mexico and its migrant communities. He is interested in the binational family infrastructures—both local and migrant—that sustained the sugar-producing communities of Jalisco throughout the mid and late twentieth century (between the Green Revolution and the era of NAFTA). Within this focus area, he is interested in unveiling women's contributions through at-home work, wage labor, and other forms of care and income. His research examines how women from Jalisco sustained their rural communities from within and as migrants in the United States, carrying knowledge, pressures, and aspirations from their homes. Broadly, then, he is compelled by the task of merging the fields of Mexican and Mexican American history. In order to uncover these excluded narratives, he incorporates oral histories extensively in his work.

Gabriel completed a BSFS in International History at Georgetown University, where he won the Rowe Award for superior achievement in the field of Latin American History. He has contributed to housing, community, and domestic worker organizing efforts, including through the National Domestic Workers Alliance. At Stanford, he is also an Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE) Fellow.