Maria Jose Mojardín López

About Maria Jose Mojardín López

Born and raised in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico. I have a BA in International Studies and a MS in North American Studies, and am part of the first Mexican American Studies PhD cohort. In my research I use race, biopolitics and social determinants of health as theoretical frameworks to explore the association between Arizona's anti-immigrant legislation and the presence of postpartum depressive symptoms among Mexican immigrant mothers living in Tucson. 

My Research Interests are:

  • Mexican Migration
  • Gender and Migration.
    • Mexican Immigrant Women
  • Health Disparities and migration
  • Use and access to health care services among immigrant populations
  • Self-care practices among immigrant populations
  • Mexican Immigrant Women and their Sexual and Reproductive Health
    • Use and access to sexual and reproductive health care services
  • Perinatal mood disorders
  • Gender, migration and sexual and reproductive health
  • Gender, migration and mental health
  • Postpartum Depression



Volunteer at Tucson Postpartum Depression Coalition

Office of Latin American Partnership Initiatives Research Programs for Undergraduate Students from Latin America

  • Winter Research Program 2016 (Students from Chile, Mexico and Peru)
  • Latin American Summer Research Program 2016 (Students from different countries in Latin America)
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Contact Information

Maria Jose Mojardín López
Graduate Teaching Associate - MAS 160 A "American Indian Health and Wellness"
Telephone: (520) 626-0406
Office: Chávez Building, Room 207 A
Office Hours: Monday 11:00am-12:00pm


BA in International Studies, from Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa, Mexico, 2009. Thesis title "Mujeres Hispanas Migrantes en Phoenix, Arizona. Sus características y acceso a los servicios de cuidado prenatal"

MS in North American Studies, from Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa, Mexico, 2012. Thesis title "Fighting against immigration status. Mexican immigrant women’s use of Sexual and Reproductive Health care services in Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona


Courses Taught

Fall 2017 - Sections J & L of MAS 150B "HIV AIDS in the 21st Century"

Spring 2018 - Sections D & F of MAS 160A "American Indian Health and Wellness"