Regions of Contagion and Invisible Corporealities. Migrant and Refugee Relations of Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Mexico

Mexico Covid-19

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Andrews Room 2203 Social Sciences and Humanities Building, Zoom

If you wish to join the seminar virtually, find the Zoom link here: https://ucdavis.zoom.us/s/98587235882

Speaker: Ernesto Antonio Zarco Ortiz, PhD, Regional Studies, UC Mexus Postdoctoral Fellowship

Biography:

Ernesto Zarco holds a doctorate in Regional Studies and a masters degree in Cultural Studies, both from Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas. His research focuses on the analysis processes of cross-border migration and displacement of LGBTQ people, specifically those migrating from Central America into Mexico en route to the United States.

Abstract:

This presentation analyzes the emergent care and prevention strategies generated by and for migrants and refugee seekers during the COVID-19 pandemic in the border cities of Tapachula and Tijuana, Mexico. In particular, it proposes to: a) Analyze alternative relationships of belonging and organizing that have emerged
from COVID-19 prevention and care in relation to migrant communities and b) Theorize community relations of care that have evolved within migrant groups and mutual aid groups outside of state programs.

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