- PhD Student
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow - 2018-now
- Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow - Center for the Advanced Study of International Development (2016-2018)
Marcela Omans is a Sociocultural Anthropology PhD student at Michigan State University. She completed her B.A. in Anthropology and Three Languages (Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Arabic) in 2013 and then was a grant writer for a regional non-profit of the Washington, DC area before beginning her graduate education.Her research is focused on the Chinese community of Tijuana, Mexico and how this community negotiates the concept of Chineseness in relation to its own members, Mexican society and the Chinese (PRC) and Mexican States.