Cornell University

Alicia Schmidt Camacho: Major Chicana Feminist Scholar to Speak

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 1:00pm

Goldwin Smith Hall, 258
232 East Ave, Central Campus

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.

Event Type



Latino Studies Program


cascal, LSPCAL, Latino Studies, Chicana



Contact E-Mail

Contact Name

Marti Dense

Contact Phone



Alicia Schmidt Camacho

Speaker Affiliation

Yale University, American Studies

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