This talk explores migrant rights in the context of national security concerns.
Professor Schmidt Camacho's award-winning scholarship concerns the femicide in Ciudad Juárez, transnational migration, border governance, and social movements in the Americas. She is the author of Migrant Imaginaries: Latino Cultural Politics in the Mexico–U.S. Borderlands (NYU Press, 2008), and is currently at work on a second book project entitled, The Carceral Border: Social Violence and Governmentality on the Frontiers of Our America. She serves on the board of Junta for Progressive Action, a community agency serving the Latina/o community of Fair Haven, and is a contributor to local and transnational projects for immigrant and human rights.
This talk is part of the American Studies Program Brown Bag Series.
Alicia Schmidt Camacho
Yale University, American Studies
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