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Migration at the US-Mexico Border During the Biden Era with Journalist Alice Driver

Monday, May 3, 2021 at 4:30pm to 5:45pm

Virtual Event

Journalist and translator Alice Driver is joining the Latin American Studies Program seminar series to share her work on migration, human rights, and gender equality. 

Alice Driver is a writer and investigative journalist who covers immigration and labor rights. She is based in Mexico City, and she is the author of More or Less Dead (University of Arizona Press, 2015). Her journalism has been published by National Geographic, Time, CNN, and Oxford American. She has recently collaborated on migration projects with Chinese neorealist painter Liu Xiaodong, National Geographic photographer John Stanmeyer, and Noble laureates Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi, Tawakkol Karman, and Rigoberta Menchú. 

Currently based in Mexico City, Driver is the author of More or Less Dead: Feminicide, Haunting, and the Ethics of Representation in Mexico (University of Arizona 2015). She received a 2017 Images and Voices of Hope Restorative Narrative Fellowship and 2017 Foreign Policy Interrupted Fellowship and also participated in the Women's Media Center Progressive Women’s Voices 2017 media and leadership training program.

Driver has received first aid training for combat and wilderness wounds through Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues (RISC) and from the DART Center and Columbia Journalism School course on Reporting Safely in Crisis Zones. She is currently partnering with Longreads Originals to produce a series of articles on migration in Central America. Buzzfeed recently included her work in "8 Visual Stories That Will Challenge Your View of the World." 

This Latin American Studies Program (LASP) event is co-sponsored by the Migrations initiative.

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Mann Library, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Latino Studies Program, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Global Cornell, Latino Living Center, Global Development, Migrations

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Leah Marx


Alice Driver

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Independent Journalist and translator whose work focuses on migration, human rights, and gender equality

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Free and open to the public upon registration -- Zoom session

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