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2012 Krost Symposium: Dr. Cecilia Menjivar

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Co-editor of Latinas/os in the United States: Changing the Face of America, and an Associate Professor of Sociology at Arizona State University

Dr. Menjivar has been studying the effects of legal, social and economic exclusion on different spheres of social life among immigrants, such as social networks, family, gender relations, religious participation and transnational ties, focusing primarily on Central American immigrants in the United States. She also is examining the militarization of the U.S. border and its effects for the immigrants who cross it (or perish in attempts to do so). Dr. Menjivar's research regarding Latin America focuses on Central America and the effects of structural adjustments on daily life, as seen through the lens of gender. She is also interested in issues of state terror in the region, highlighting the political aspect of world systemic relations.