Meylin Gonzales Huamán is a first-year doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at Harvard University. During her master's degree, she examined the impact of climate change on internal migration in Indonesia from a policy perspective and the production of ethnoracial categories in Peru. Meylin has published a policy brief for the International Organization for Migration on the slow-onset environmental phenomena displacing coastal communities in Jakarta and Semarang, Indonesia. In addition, her research on ethnoracial categories in Peru has been accepted for publication at the Latin American and the Caribbean Ethnic Studies journal in collaboration with Graziella Moraes Silva and David Sulmont. Currently, she is interested in examining the intersection of skin color, ethnoracial identity and class in Latin America as well as how these social categories interact with political engagement and democratic institutions in the region.
Prior to starting her PhD, Meylin worked in the fundraising and development partner relations department of the International Labour Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.