Latinx Migration, Refugees & Citizenship in the U.S.

LAS 4935
LAS 6938

Days: Mondays
Times: 12:50pm- 3:50pm
Location: Anderson 0032

Course description

This course examines how the law of immigration and citizenship has historically included some communities and excluded others through both explicit racial bars and formally neutral requirements. In addition, the course examines statutory structures, judicial genealogies, and the rise of administration enforcement of restrictive immigration policy after World War I. Furthermore, we will review contemporary immigration and citizenship law, and its role in shaping the borders of Latinx communities, here and in the global south. Thus, our focus will be on both the history of immigration and citizenship law, and on contemporary debates in the field such as the instability of communities which have compelled people to move in search of work and survival.


Rafael Ramirez Solórzano
Assistant Professor
Center for Latin American Studies
360 Grinter Hall
Phone: 352-392‐4672

Research Interests

Latinx Social Movements with focus on Gender and Sexuality, Racial/Latinx Geographies, Women of Color Feminism, Queer of Color Critique, Latina/o/x Political Theory, Relational Racialization, Qualitative and Archival Research Methods

Geographic Expertise

United States (U.S. Southwest, U.S. South), Mexico, Central America