Seminar – The Border and Its Bodies: The Embodiment of Risk in the U.S.-México Borderlands

When: April 30, 2021 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Book cover The border and its bodies

Join us for this virtual seminar organized by the Southwest Center and co-sponsored by the Amerind Foundation

Presentations and a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Thomas Sheridan, with Dr. Rebecca Crocker, School of Public Health; Vicki Gaubeca, director, Southern Border Communities Coalition; Dr. Linda Green, School of Anthropology; Dr. Robin Reineke, Southwest Center, and co-founder of the Colibrí Center for Human Rights

"The Border and Its Bodies" will examine the decades-long humanitarian crisis along the U.S.-México border by focusing on the most basic of all social units: the human body. When the U.S. government launched Operation Gatekeeper in 1994, the policy of "prevention through deterrence" clamped down on undocumented migrants crossing the border through urban centers like San Diego, Nogales and El Paso. Rather than deterring migrants, however, Operation Gatekeeper forced hundreds of thousands of people from Mexico and Central America to brave the mountains and deserts of the Southwest, where thousands perished from exposure or dehydration. 

For more details and registration, visit the link below.

Audience: All


Campus: Virtual


United States

Contact info & links


Carlos Quintero Southwest Center

Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact: Carlos Quintero