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Racial and Ethnic Politics Workshop: Prof. David Cortez (Notre Dame), "Broken Mirrors: Latinx, La Migra, and the Conflict of Being Both"

When: Friday, February 11, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Central

Where: Online
Webcast Link

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Stephen Monteiro   (847) 491-7451

Group: Department of Political Science

Category: Academic


Please join the Racial and Ethnic Politics Workshop as they host Dr. David Cortez, assistant professor of political science and Latinx studies at the University of Notre Dame, presenting "Broken Mirrors: Latinx, La Migra, and the Conflict of Being Both". 

The event will take place virtually. Please register for the zoom meeting below. 

Dr. David Cortez is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Latinx Studies at the University of Notre Dame. His research centers on ethnic and racial identity with a particular focus on intersectional and situational identity salience. His current book project explores the emergence of a disproportionately-Latinx immigration law enforcement workforce as a metaphor for the minority experience in the United States. Drawing on extensive fieldwork, including interviews with and observations of more than one hundred Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents across Texas, Arizona, and California, his research engages questions of belonging, obligation, and liminality to reveal the careful negotiation of cross-cutting social group memberships of Latinx immigration agents caught between two worlds: the police and the policed.

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