Sarita Cargas, D.Phil.

Associate Professor
University of New Mexico-Main Campus

Sarita Cargas, DPhil is associate professor of human rights in the Honors College and PI of the Basic Needs Research Project.

Conference Topic:

Systemic Racism and Social Injustice


I propose to lead a session on basic needs (food and housing) insecurity among minority students at UNM. There are specific groups of students who suffer the most including American Indian, Black, LGBTQ+ and Hispanic students. The ultimate causes of this especially for BIPOC students have to do with systemic racism. Therefore solutions for these various groups might need to vary.