Vivian Rodríguez Rocha

Vivian Rodriguez Rocha

Office Address: 
336 Walker Building
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)
Department of Geography
  • Feminist Geography
  • Qualitative methods
  • Gendered labor
  • Gendered migration
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Ph.D. program, dual title in Geography and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies.

My research interests lie primarily at the intersection of gender, labor and the body. In that sense, I’m interested in looking at particular forms of extraction/appropriation of women’s labor/bodies by the state, global capital and patriarchy, both through formal and informal mechanisms such as non-remunerated or under-remunerated labor, emotional and reproductive labor, and sexual violence.

My previous research has explored the formal and informal extractive/extortive mechanisms that mediate sex workers’ access to human rights in Mexicali, a city in the U.S.-Mexico border, and the role of Latina-owned businesses in sustaining the Spanish-speaking community in South Austin.


M.A. Women’s and Gender Studies, The University of Texas at Austin

B.A. Latin American Studies, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)