Denise Geraci received her PhD in anthropology from the City University of New York Graduate Center. She spent over ten years conducting research, working and studying in Mexico, Bolivia and Guatemala, and has worked extensively with Latin American communities in the US. Her research interests include inequality, childhood, reproduction, health, migration, gender and family. Denise is currently working on a book manuscript based on her research about children who remain in Puebla, Mexico with other family members when their mothers leave to work in the US, examining how children’s circumstances change when mothers migrate and how family, community, teachers, and public officials in Mexico understand and deal with these changes. Denise is interested in community-university partnerships, public engagement, and program evaluation. At CLAS, she worked on developing the “History of the Americas: Mexican Revolution and Nation-Building” course for history-social science teachers. She was previously the Center's Interim Public Engagement Coordinator, and is currently the Interim Business Administrator.