Anna Sampaio: Terrorizing Latina/o Immigrants, Thursday, May 12, 2016, 10:00-11:30am, Charles E. Merrill Lounge

October 27, 2015

By , Assistant Professor, Latin American and Latino Studies 


Immigration politics has been significantly altered by the advent of America’s war on terror and the proliferation of security measures.  In Terrorizing Latina/o Immigrants: Race, Gender, and Immigration Politics in the Age of Security (Temple University Press, 2015), Anna Sampaio examines how these processes are racialized and gendered and how they impose inequitable burdens on Latina/o immigrants.  Using intersectional analysis and theoretical and empirical approaches, she interrogates the rise of securitization, restrictive legislation, and the return of large-scale immigration raids, focusing on how these forces re-articulate and re-inscribe racial and gender hierarchies in the United States.

Anna Sampaio headshotAnna Sampaio, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Ethnic Studies at Santa Clara University, is the co-editor (with Carlos Vélez-Ibáñez) of Transnational Latina/o Communities: Politics, Processes, Cultures (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002).

This free, public event is sponsored by the CLRC research cluster Politics of Forced Migration