Kimberly Cárdenas

Political Science
Graduate Advisory Board 2018-2022

Kim is a second year, and first-generation, PhD student in the Political Science Department. She was born and raised in West Covina, CA with familial ties in Michoácan, Mexico. Her research centers on the topics of Latino/a/x political participation in the US by employing an intersectional framework, with a particular focus on the role that gender and sexuality play in structuring everyday political decision-making. She is also broadly interested in feminist social movements in the Americas in the mid-20th and 21st century. Outside of academia, she love cute coffee shops, poetry by women of color, meditation, mentoring, and Latin dancing.