Reporting on the U.S.-Mexico Border Crisis During the Pandemic

Date
Feb 16, 2021, 5:00 pm6:30 pm
Location
Zoom
Speakers
Event Description

Learn about Alice Driver’s experience reporting on the border crisis in Reynosa, Mexico during the pandemic. She traveled to Reynosa in August 2020 to interview asylum seekers about how they were navigating coronavirus and climate change. Driver will also discuss her border reporting collaborations with Chinese neorealist painter Liu Xiaodong and his documentary film team for a project exhibited at Dallas Contemporary, as well as National Geographic photographer John Stanmeyer to cover global migration.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Alice Driver is a writer and journalist. She is the author of More or Less Dead: Feminicide, Haunting & the Ethics of Representation in Mexico, and her journalism has appeared in National Geographic, Time, and Oxford American. She is based in Mexico City and covers migration and border issues across Latin America. Driver has worked on projects with Nobel laureates Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi, Tawakkol Karman, and Rigoberta Menchú; in 2019, she collaborated with National Geographic photographer John Stanmeyer to cover global migration, and most recently she drove 1,530-miles along the US-Mexico border with Chinese neorealist painter Liu Xiaodong and his documentary film team for a project exhibited at Dallas Contemporary. Driver is the recipient of grants, fellowships, and funding from National Geographic, the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, the International Women’s Media Foundation, and the Overseas Press Club.

MODERATOR:
Gabriela Nouzeilles, PLAS, Princeton University

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