My name is Jennifer A. Cárcamo (she/her/hers), and I am a queer Salvadoran scholar, filmmaker, and organizer. My primary research interests focus on the social movement history of Central America, including its diaspora. I hope to someday teach Central American social history, as well as to continue producing documentaries that uplift the stories of Central American peoples across race, class, and gender.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, I am the proud daughter of Salvadoran migrant/refugee parents. I am currently a PhD Candidate in UCLA’s History Department (Field: Latin America*). My first documentary Children of the Diaspora: For Peace and Democracy (2013) can be viewed for free at https://childrenofthediaspora.com/. My second documentary Eternos Indocumentados: Central American Refugees in the U.S. (2018) can also be viewed for free online at https://www.eternosindocumentados.com/.
*Academic Subfields & Research Interests: Social History of Central America; Contemporary Latin America across race, class, and gender; Radical traditions in 20th century Latin America; Central American Studies; Critical Refugee Studies; Latin American Film and Cinema