We Carry the Border on our Bodies: Bridging and Maneuvering Immigration Status Barriers in U.S and Canadian Postsecondary Education

We Carry the Border on our Bodies: Bridging and Maneuvering Immigration Status Barriers in U.S and Canadian Postsecondary Education

March 07, 2019
02:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Presenter: CSUSB Sociology Professor, Dr. Paloma Villegas
Date: March 7th, Thursday
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3: 30 p.m.
Location: PL 5005 (library)
Food:  Light Refreshments
Lecture title and Art Presentation: We Carry the Border on our Bodies: Bridging and Maneuvering Immigration Status Barriers in U.S and Canadian Postsecondary Education

Drawing from her personal experience, artwork, and research, Dr. Villegas will discuss the barriers undocumented/ precariously documented migrants experience when transitioning to postsecondary education. Specifically, Dr. Villegas will present findings from a Bridging program for precarious status migrant students in Canada and compare it to the experiences of undocumented students in the U.S., proposing the need for comparative, transnational analyses. 
 
Paloma E. Villegas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at CSUSB. Her research and artistic practice explores the intersections of migration, borders, citizenship, race, and gender. 
Borders on Our Bodies


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