Pavel Consuegra (Mexico)

June 2015 - June 2017

Pavel Consuegra is a Ph.D. Candidate in Global Development Studies in the Faculty of Economics and International Relations at the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC), Tijuana, Mexico. He holds a BA in Education Sciences from the Pedagogical University of Holguin, Cuba and a MA on Global Development Studies from UABC Tijuana, Mexico.

Consuegra has worked as a Case Manager Specialist for the County of San Diego’s Welfare-to-Work/Refugee Employment Services/Child Care Stage 1 Operations with Public Consulting Group to improve the area of job search, job skills, job development, vocational skills training of programs’ participants and building relationships with employers in the community. Furthermore, he had the opportunity to work as a social sciences professor for more than eleven years in Cuba, Paraguay and Mexico.

His research proposal, “Integration of Refugees in East County San Diego during 2007-2012: Opportunities and Obstacles,” seeks to explain why social integration programs for refugees in the United States are focusing on employment services as a central mechanism, excluding other key variables such as language, education, health, traditions, housing, social connections and cultural belonging. 

Research Project: “Integration of Refugees in San Diego East County during 2007-2012: Opportunities and Obstacles.”

Research Interests: Forced displacement; refugees’ social and economic integration; resettlement and placement; Cuba-US relations.