Immigration to the United States; history of refugee and asylum policy; U.S. Mexico borderlands
Currently, I am interested in studying the transnational history of the sanctuary movement of the 1980s that facilitated the entry into and settlement within the United States of Central Americans fleeing violence in their home countries. While scholars have already studied the movement as religious activism that challenged federal immigration policy, I hope to focus on the movement's capacity to forge transnational relationships among aid workers in Guatemala and El Salvador, humanitarian groups in Mexico, and activists in the United States.
Bachelor of Arts, History and Public Policy, University of Chicago (2019)
Additional Campus Affiliations
MS-LIS student at the School of Information Sciences