Iván Sandoval-Cervantes

Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Expertise: Migration, Human-Animal Relationships, Social Movements, Anthropology, Kinship, Globalization, Activism, Nationalism


Iván Sandoval-Cervantes is an expert on the anthropology of migration, gender, indigeneity, kinship, and care. He also focuses on multi-species ethnography, legal anthropology, and the anthropology of social movements, specifically the study of activism and animal rights in the Mexico-U.S. borderlands.

His research specialties include globalization, animal rights movements, and the relationship between indigeneity and nationalism in regards to the Mexican military.

Sandoval-Cervantes has been published in numerous academic publications including A Geography of Coexistence and Anthropology News.


  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Oregon
  • M.Sc., Philosophy of Social Science, London School of Economics
  • B.A., Anthropology, Universidad de las Americas-Puebla

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Iván Sandoval-Cervantes In The News

The Nevada Independent
Latinos across Nevada, especially those with Mexican ancestry, gathered at churches this weekend for prayer of the rosary and novena, a nine-day prayer and meditation; multiple mass services; traditional Aztec dance performances; and to sing las mañanitas, a birthday song, at midnight.
The Nevada Independent
Latinos from Nevada, especially of Mexican descent, gathered in churches this weekend for multiple mass Masses; samples of traditional Aztec dance; and to sing Las Mañanitas at midnight.
The Nevada Independent
Flowers were blooming on a recent Saturday inside Winchester Dondero Cultural Center as sisters Ana Martinez and Joyce Mayorquin snipped and folded colorful pieces of tissue paper during a workshop.
The celebrated new Hulu program "Taste the Nation," hosted by acclaimed writer and "Top Chef" star Padma Lakshmi, is a "journey across America" to explore the cuisines and connected life-stories of different immigrant groups. It makes an important statement about the value of immigrants in Trump's America, but the immigrant rights movement must learn key lessons from what it misrepresents and ignores.

Articles Featuring Iván Sandoval-Cervantes

Claytee White sits in a chair and gestures toward a woman sitting to her right
Arts and Culture | December 30, 2020

A sampling of university experts who sounded off on the year’s monumental movements surrounding race, ethnicity, and gender.