Migration at the U.S.-Mexico Border During the Pandemic

The Latin American Studies Program is pleased to invite you to the following talk: "Migration at the U.S.-Mexico Border During the Pandemic," by Dr. Alice Driver

Dr. Alice Driver will share stories from her reporting along the U.S.-Mexico border that show has the pandemic impacted migration & immigration policy. During the pandemic, she reported on migrant minors, women, and the LGBTQ community with a focus on climate change. We will travel the Mexican side of the border together from Matamoros to Reynosa to Ciudad Miguel de Alemán to Juárez to look at conditions for asylum seekers. 

Dr. Alice Driver is a writer from the Ozark Mountains based between Arkansas and Mexico. She is working on The Life and Death of the American Worker, which chronicles the lives and deaths of immigrant essential workers at America’s largest meat and poultry processing company (Astra House, 2024). She is the author of More or Less Dead: Feminicide, Haunting, and the Ethics of Representation in Mexico (University of Arizona Press, 2015) and the translator of Abecedario de Juárez (University of Texas Press, 2022). Driver is part of a team that worked on the photo book Red Flag, the fruit of the 2021 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo. The book looks at the impact of coronavirus in Latin America with an introduction by Jon Lee Anderson and texts by Marcela Turati and Driver. She covers immigration, labor rights, and photography for The New Yorker (online), National Geographic, Oxford American, The New York Review of Books, and Time.

Please register in the following link: https://wustl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0lf--uqzoqEtYplERFhFNSaQg5wLDy9utw

Registration is required.

Sponsored by the Latin American Studies Program, with additional support 
by the American Culture Studies Program at Washington University.

For more information, please contact Prof. Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado at isanchez@wustl.edu