Alicia Schmidt Camacho: “Illegal People and the Imaginary of Lawful Violence”

February 11, 2011

Friday, February 11 at 4:00, LC 319.  The Americanist Colloquium presents:

Alicia Schmidt Camacho, Associate Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, Race, and Migration at Yale University.  Her 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.

Respondent: Tom Koenigs (English, Yale University)

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