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Unsettled Borders: Militarized Border Technologies and Indigenous Sacred Science

May 12, 2022 @ 12:00 pm 1:30 pm

A lecture by Dr. Felicity Amaya Schaeffer, Professor of Feminist Studies at UC Santa Cruz and RCA Steering Committee member, on her new book about U.S.-Mexico border surveillance. 

Co-sponsored by the Research Center for the Americas.

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Felicity Amaya Schaeffer

Felicity Amaya Schaeffer

Professor, Feminist Studies Department & Critical Race and Ethnic Studies

Felicity Amaya Schaeffer is professor of the Feminist Studies Department and the Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Department as well as an affiliate faculty in Latin American and Latinx Studies. Her first book, Love and Empire: Cybermarriage and Citizenship Across the Americas, follows Internet-mediated marriages across the United States, Colombia, and Mexico alongside neo-colonial fantasies of racial and gendered difference across borders. Her second book, Unsettled Borders: The Militarized Surveillance on Sacred Indigenous Land re-maps the virtual border war alongside the ongoing settler colonial war with Indigenous peoples. She was also one of the editors of the anthology Precarity & Belonging: Labor, Migration, and Noncitizenship.


May 12, 2022
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm


Research Center for the Americas