Prolificate Interview: Immigration expert Dr. Hugo Cordova Quero

Dr. Hugo Cordova Quero is an immigration scholar and activist.

His credentials are too many to count, but here are a few:

  • Visiting Associate Professor of Critical Theories and Queer Theologies at Starr King School for The Ministry in Berkeley California
  • He was a Research Fellow at the Institute for Theological Partnerships at University of Winchester in the UK
  • Fellow at institute for study of Asian religions at Sao Paolo Pontifical University in Brazil
  • Member of the Queer Migration Research Network

I had a chance to spend an hour with Hugo in June of 2018, and it was a really delightful time.

Dr. Cordova has lived all over the world, speaks 8 languages, and has made it his life’s work to study people through the lenses of immigration, gender, and religion.

As we talked, I couldn’t help but imagine myself in the situations he described, wondering what I would do. How I would react in the same situations.

I got to ask him about what it’s like to be an immigrant, and what kinds of things he wished people knew about immigration.

As my time with him went on, I got more comfortable and started to ask more and more pointed questions. What ended up happening was pretty remarkable — intense at times.

This man is amazing and I hope you’ll check out some of his work at https://hugocordovaquero.weebly.com.

Have a listen: