History | Banished! A Gendered Mexican American History of Unconstitutional Removals

Apr 28, 2022, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
Zoom & 210 Dickinson Hall
Event Description
Modern America Workshop

Guest Speaker: 

Marla A. Ramírez, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Marla A. Ramírez is a historian of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands with specialization in oral history, Mexican repatriation, social and legal histories of Mexican migrations, and gendered immigration experiences. Ramírez completed her doctoral degree at the University of California, Santa Barbara in Chicana and Chicano Studies and an emphasis in Feminist Studies. For the 2018-19 academic year, Ramírez was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard. Ramírez previously held an Assistant Professor Position at San Francisco State University and a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Ramírez's current book project, “Contested Illegality: Mexican Repatriation, Banishment, and Prolonged Consequences Across Three Generations,” examines the history of citizenship and naturalization laws and immigration policies of the Great Depression era, focusing on the unconstitutional banishment of US-citizens of Mexican descent that tore apart thousands of families across the US-Mexico border. Ramírez's research has been supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard, the San Francisco State University’s Development for Research and Creativity Grant, the Ford Foundation, and the University of California’s Fletcher Jones Fellowship.

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