Adriana Camarena

Adriana Camarena is a Mexican from Mexico, complicated by an upbringing in the U.S., Uruguay, and Mexico.  She became a resident of the Mission District of San Francisco in 2008.

Adriana CamarenaSince arriving in the Mission, Adriana began collecting tales of borders, line-crossings, and overlapping identities told by residents to provide a layered picture of this traditionally working class immigrant neighborhood in California.

Adriana Camarena is currently working on a literary book project titled “Unsettled in the Mission”. Work-in-progress for this project will be featured and updated on this website.

Contact Adriana Camarena at – and be sure to follow Unsettlers on Facebook.

Grants and residencies


  • 2022 San Francisco Press Club Award, First Place, Investigative Reporting, “Rent made sheltering-in-place impossible for many of SF’s Latinx immigrants” in El Tecolote newspaper (category: non daily newspaper)
  • 2020 San Francisco Press Club Award for “Unsettled in the Mission” column in El Tecolote newspaper (category: non daily newspaper)

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