Xóchitl Bada is Associate Professor in Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her articles have appeared in Forced Migration Review; Population, Space, and Place; Latino Studies, Journal of Peasant Studies, and Labor Studies Journal. She is the author of Mexican Hometown Associations in Chicagoacán (Rutgers University Press, 2014). Her areas of specialization include migrant access to political and social rights, migrant organizing strategies, and transnational labor advocacy mobilization in Mexico and the United States. She is co-editor of the books New Migration Patterns in the Americas (Palgrave, 2018) Accountability Across Borders (University of Texas Press, 2019), and the Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Latin America (Oxford University Press, 2020). She was a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin in 2019–2020. She is currently writing a book with Shannon Gleeson on the relationship between consular advocacy and Mexican immigrant worker rights.