Derechos En Crisis: Refugees, Migrant Detention, And Authoritarian Neoliberalism

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Derechos en Crisis: Refugees, Migrant Detention, and Authoritarian Neoliberalism
Feb. 24-26, 2016
LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections
SRH 1.208
Co-sponsored by MALS

In light of renewed nativist cries for a crackdown against refugees and the deteriorating public security situation in Mexico and Central America, this conference will convene scholars from diverse disciplines with migrant and refugee advocates and organizations from across the Americas to debate and discuss the politics of asylum, migrant detention, and the structural conditions displacing forced migrants from the Mesoamerican region.

Hashtag: #DerechosEnCrisis

Conference Program:
Speaker Bios
Refugee Resources:


Leisy Abrego
Associate Professor, Chicana/o Studies, UCLA

Julieta Castellanos
President National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH)

Raúl Delgado Wise
Director, Doctoral Program in Development Studies, University of Zacatecas (Mexico)

Héctor Domínguez-Ruvalcaba
Associate Professor, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, UT Austin

Agustín Estrada Negrete
PhD, refugee leader, Mexico

Luis González
Graduate Student, Mexican American and Latino/a Studies, UT Austin

David Hernández
Assistant Professor of Spanish, Latina/o & Latin American Studies, Mt. Holyoke

Oscar Misael Hernández
Researcher, Colegio de la Frontera Norte

Barbara Hines
Immigration rights attorney

Miriam Miranda
Coordinator of the Fraternal Black Organization of Honduras - OFRANEH

Cecilia Menjívar
Foundation Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Sociology Kansas University

Dawn Paley
Author, Drug War Capitalism

Suyapa Portillo
Assistant Professor of Chicano/a-Latino/a Transnational Studies, Pitzer College

Amanda Posson
Vice President at Refugee Services of Texas

Virginia Raymond
Immigration rights attorney

Néstor Rodríguez
Professor, Dept. of Sociology, UT Austin

Ursula Roldán Andrade
Researcher and Coordinator, Area of Migration, Universidad Rafael Landivar, Guatemala

Gilberto Rosas
Associate Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne

Alex Sanchez
Author, Rainbow Boys, Director, Homies Unidos

Carlos Spector
Immigration rights attorney

Elizabeth Velasquez Estrada
Graduate Student, Dept. of Anthropology, UT Austin
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By: Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies