Ph.D. Arizona State University
Office: BD 104
Curriculum Vitae: Natividad-CV-2016.pdf
Dr. Nicholas D. Natividad is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at New Mexico State University. Before that, he was Assistant Professor at Nevada State College where he co-created the Bachelors of Criminal Justice and was co-founder and former Director of the Nepantla Program, a comprehensive support service and scholarship for underrepresented, first generation college students. He received his Ph.D. in Justice Studies from Arizona State University with concentration on issues of social justice in crime and law.
His research focuses on community practices of human rights across borders. His larger research trajectory seeks to investigate political movements that transmit and translate ideas of local communal justice. He is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen’s University in Belfast Ireland.
He is the co-creator of the museum exhibit Trotando Pasos Ajenos: Social Justice and Inequalities in the Borderlands which is an art and cultural exhibit that focuses on regional issues of justice inequality as they pertain to identity, environment, history, immigration, faith, and law.
He is a Dean’s Fellow in the College of Education at NMSU and is a former Fellow in the New Leadership Academy at the University of Michigan. He is a huge advocate for community engagement initiatives and believes education should offer outlets for students to learn from and give back to their communities.
Areas of Interest: Border Studies, Immigration, Human Rights, Ethnic Studies, and Diversity in Higher Education
Undergraduate & Graduate Courses
CJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJ 303 Introduction to Criminological Theory
CJ 414/514 Race, Crime and Justice
CJ 425/525 Ethics, Law, and Criminal Justice
CJ 428/528 Mexican American and Issues of Social Justice
CJ 429/529 Immigration and Justice
CJ 451 Border Violence and Justice
CJ 511 Nature of Crime
The Mythmaking of Kings and Capitalists: Sovereignty, Economy, and Human Rights Along the U.S.-Mexico Border, in progress.
Natividad, N. (2015) “Lucha Libre and Cultural Icons: Successful College Transition Programs at Hispanic Serving Institutions” in New Directions for Higher Education. Wiley Jossey-Bass.
Sanchez, G. & Natividad, N. (2017) “Reframing Migrant Smuggling as a Form of Knowledge: A View from the U.S.-Mexico Border” in Border Politics. Springer Publishing.
Posadas, C.E., Glasner, A.T., Natividad, N., Keys, D. (Forthcoming 2018) “Connecting Theory to Criminal Justice Research” & “Decolonizing Methodologies” in Criminal Justice Research Methods. Kendall Hunt Publishing
Peer Reviewed Articles
Lauderdale, P. & Natividad, N. (2010) “Global Indigenous Rights and Responses” in International Studies Association Compendium Project, (ed.) Robert Denemark, Blackwell Publishing.
Natividad, N. (2014) “The Walking of Words: Third World Feminism and the Reimagining of Resistance by Indigenous Communities” in AlterNative: International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, Volume 10, Issue 3, pgs. 232-247
Vasquez, C., Tapia, M., & Natividad, N. (2017) “The Effects of Restorative Justice Programming on Juvenile Offender Empathy” in Journal of Knowledge and Best Practices in Juvenile Justice & Psychology.
Natividad, N. & Sanchez, G. (Under review, 2018) “Coyotaje as Epistemology: Decolonizing Facilitation of Irregular Migration along the U.S.-Mexico B/order”
Natividad, N. (Under review, 2018) “Imaginings along the U.S.-Mexico Border” in Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict & World Order.
Fronteras 725: Social Justice and Inequalities in the Borderlands