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Transit Migration in Mexico and the Vertical Border

February 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Join the Social Movements Lab for two linked events on the theme of transit migration in Mexico and the vertical border. On Wednesday, Feb. 14th, 12pm-1pm, join us for a ‘mapping’ discussion based on readings of two short essays by Amarela Verela: 1) “FORCED MIGRATION FROM MESO-AMERICA: ESCAPING AS A POLITICAL PRACTICE THAT CONFRONTS THE GLOBAL REGIME OF BORDERS” 2) “Migrants Trapped in the Mexican Vertical Border” On Monday, Feb. 19th, 12pm-1pm, join us for a discussion with Amarela Varela and Blanca Cordero on these themes. They will join the Lab via video-conference. Amarela Varela teaches sociology at the Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México (UACM) in Mexico City. She works on migration and she has extensive experience as an activist both in Spain (where she earned her PhD) and in Mexico. Blanca Cordero teaches sociology at the University of Puebla (Mexico) and has published extensively on migration. Amarela and Blanca (along with Sandro Mezzadra) have co-edited a volume on migration in, across, and from Latin America from the angle of the “autonomy of migration approach,” coming out soon from Traficantes de Sueños. Both events will have a free lunch provided. Location: Social Movements Lab, Franklin Humanities Center, Smith Warehouse, Bay 5, Duke University, 114 S. Buchanan Blvd., Durham, NC For Parking and Accessibility info, see:


February 14, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Social Movements Lab

Social Movements Lab (Smith Warehouse, Bay 5)

114 S Buchanan Blvd
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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