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Migration Seminar Series – “Gender, Sexuality, and Migration in the Americas”

September 9, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Migration policy and infrastructures of enforcement—from visas to borders to detention facilities—are entangled with gendered and sexualized power relations. Feminist, queer, and trans scholarship have demonstrated that sex, gender, and sexuality are key arenas through which to understand state policy and practice, neocolonial patterns of labor migration, the politics of inclusion and exclusion, and much more. Contributors to this panel will share field-advancing scholarship on the centrality of gender and sexuality for people on the move, migration politics, and technologies of migration control. Their centering of feminist and queer analyses broadens understandings of the stakes and terms of contemporary debates over mobility, migration policy, and citizenship.


Sandibel Borges
Assistant Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies, Loyola Marymount University
Eithne Luibhéid
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Gender & Women’s Studies, University of Arizona
Dario Valles
ACLS Emerging Voices Fellow, Columbia University, Dept. of Anthropology, Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality
with Moderator Jenna Loyd, Associate Professor of Geography at UW-Madison

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