Whose Country Is This? Undocumented Migrant Children and Youth in the United States after the 2016 Presidential Election [SCHUBERT CENTER CONVERSATION SERIES]

Event Date:
March 28th 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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Location: Tinkham Veale University Center, Ballroom A

Susan Terrio, PhD
Professor of Anthropology and French Studies
Georgetown University

Following the 2014 surge of Central American and Mexican children across the U.S.-Mexican border and the 2016 election of a president committed to ending illegal immigration, Terrio charts the ongoing legal, political and social challenges they face after apprehension by immigration authorities and release into U.S. communities.

Terrio is Professor of Anthropology and French Studies at Georgetown University where she holds a joint appointment in the Department of Anthropology and the Department of French. Her areas of expertise include the cultural anthropology of Western Europe, France and the United States. Her specific interests center on migration and the law, race and ethnicity, youth culture and conflict, and juvenile and immigration law and courts in France and the US. Her latest book, Whose Child Am I? Unaccompanied, Undocumented Children in U.S. Immigration Custody, is based on ethnographic research in shelters for detained migrant youth and in federal immigration courts, and it appeared in 2015 with the University of California Press. This book was selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2016. Terrio has been awarded two National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Research Grants, the Radcliffe Institute Residential Fellowship at Harvard University in 2005-2006, and fellowships from the Russell Sage Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in 2012-2013.

The Schubert Center Conversation Series connects Case Western Reserve University faculty, students and staff, visiting researchers, practice and policy experts, and community members whose work impacts children, young people, and families. This year’s series is “The Impact of Inequalities on Childhood.”

This event is a part of the Baker-Nord Center for Humanities’ Cleveland Humanities Festival. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. 

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