Clara Mejía Orta

ISPS Graduate Policy Fellow, 2022
ISPS 
Graduate Policy Fellow

Clara Mejía Orta

Clara Mejía Orta is a PhD student in the Department of History. Her research centers immigrant workers and Latinx labor leaders in the service sector and food processing industries in the United States. As an ISPS Fellow, she will investigate how immigration enforcement in meatpacking plants in the Midwest impact the workplace by deconstructing the lived experiences of meat packing workers from a policy standpoint. Prior to Yale, Clara was a worker organizer for the United Food and Commercial Workers in Los Angeles. 

Discipline 
History
Area of study 
Immigration