Ph.D. Arizona State University
Office: BD 104
Dr. Nicholas D. Natividad is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at New Mexico State University. His current 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, 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 former Dean’s Fellow in the College of Education at NMSU and 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.
Posadas, C.E., Glasner, A.T., Natividad, N., Keys, D. (Forthcoming 2019) “Decolonizing Methodologies and the Future of Criminal Justice Research” in Criminal Justice Research Methods. Kendall Hunt Publishing
Museum Exhibits Lara, D., Natividad, N., Aguilera, D. (2017). Trotando Pasos Ajenos: Social Justice and Inequalities in the Borderlands. 6 Oct. 2017- 6 Jan. 2018, Branigan Cultural Center, Las Cruces, NM.
In the News
Fronteras 725: Social Justice and Inequalities in the Borderlands