"Wounding Wall: Infrastructure, Injury, and Rescue on the U.S.-Mexico Border"

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm

MIT Room E51-095, Room E51-095

"Wounding Wall: Infrastructure, Injury, and Rescue on the U.S.-Mexico Border"

Ieva Jusionyte, Watson Family University Associate Professor of International Security and Anthropology, Brown University

3:30-5:00pm Tuesday September 28

Room E51-095


Criminalization of migration, aggravated by concerns with global terrorism, led the United States government to designate the border with Mexico as a source of threats and justify the building of the wall – a key component of what the Border Patrol calls “tactical infrastructure.” Based on ethnographic research with emergency responders – firefighters, EMTs, paramedics – in binational border towns in southern Arizona and northern Sonora, this talk examines the disastrous social and ecological effects of deploying both the built environment and the natural topography in the name of national security.


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