Conference | "Crossing Mexico: Migration and Human Rights in the Age of Criminal Politics"

March 10-13, 2015
Tuesday, March 10 & Friday March 13

Princeton University

Wednesday, March 11

The New School

Thursday, March 12

New York University

These paired conferences sought to enrich understandings of—and bring visibility to—the increasingly complex and violent processes that characterize contemporary Mexican and Central American migration north. From the violent population displacements in Central America and countless migrant deaths and disappearances in Mexico to the for-profit detention and deportation regime in the United States, the entire migratory formation has been enveloped by a human rights catastrophe of unprecedented proportions. The conference convened scholars, artists, and activists to share work and experiences in order to imagine pathways for action.

Confirmed Participants include:

Melissa Amezcua, The New School
Kalina Brabeck, Rhode Island College
Alexandra Délano, The New School
Pablo Domínguez, Princeton University
Jorge Durand, Universidad de Guadalajara
Marcial Godoy-Anativia, New York University
Amy Gottlieb, American Friends Service Committee
Ayten Gundogdu, Barnard College
Aldo Ledón, Voces Mesoamericanas
Guillermo Meneses, Colegio de la Frontera Norte
Benjamin Nienass, California State University, San Marcos
Antonio Ortuño, Author, El Buscador de Cabezas
Oscar Martínez, Journalist, Author, La Bestia
Rossana Reguillo, ITESO, Guadalajara
Rodrigo Reyes, Filmmaker, Purgatorio
María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo, New York University
Marta Sánchez Soler, Movimiento Migrante Mesoamericano
Rita Segato, University of Brasília
Christina L. Sisk, University of Houston
Diana Taylor, New York University
Sergio Villalobos, University of Arkansas
Arely Zimmerman, New York University
Moyses Zúñiga, Journalist and Photographer

These conferences were free and open to the public. The presentations were conducted in English or Spanish, with simulataneous interpretation provided. All conference venues are wheelchair accessible.

Photo: Moysés Zúñiga