“I Walked all the Way Back to LA”

Thinking About Queer Youth Migration I work with youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ), but who are also homeless and migrants to the U.S. When they speak openly about their experiences of homelessness or forced dislocation, I often hear stories of intersectional violence—my research attempts to trace these complex geo-social […]

Considering the Transnational

Students and Activists in New York Address Violence and the Denationalization of Dominicans of Haitian Descent in Dominican Republic On December 5, 2013, over two hundred people packed a room at the CUNY Graduate Center to reflect upon the passage of the Dominican Constitutional Tribunal Ruling 168-13 (TC 168-13), which retroactively revoked the citizenship of […]

Racialized Policing, Violence and Latinas/os

On December 8, 2014, outgoing US Attorney General Eric Holder announced the long awaited release of the Justice Department’s Guidance on racial profiling in federal law enforcement. The 2014 Guidance represents an improvement over the 2003 Guidance in so far as it expands the protected categories to include gender identity, national origin, religion, and sexual […]