My research interests are related to irregular migration and border control regimes. My PhD research explores the development of Transit Control Regimes (TCR). TCR are a facet of the externalization of states’ border and migration controls. It entails the use of neighbouring states’ border and migration control infrastructure for the detention, deportation, and/or contention of populations in transit. Backed by co-bordering and security agreements, the transit state’s territory becomes a border-zone for irregular migrants en route to destination states. Thus, the TCR create new puzzles for the analysis of the asymmetry of power within nations, the securitization and commodification of migration management, and the spatiality of border controls.
With a focus on the Mexican case, I examine how this regime of control is produced, reproduced and contested. Specifically, I analyse the Mexican Transit Control Regime through the perspectives of government, transmigrants and civil society.
Supervisors: Prof Cathal McCall and Dr Heather L. Johnson
B.A. in Anthropology (2003-2008). Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi
M.A. in Sociocultural Studies (2008-2010). El Colegio de la Frontera Norte
El Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (The National Council of Science and Technology), Mexico