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August 16, 2017 – Dr. Patrisia Macias-Rojas, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will examine the political discourse of immigration and crime during the 2017 Labor Day Lecture at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 7, in the Burke Auditorium at King’s College.Titled "From Deportation to Prison: The Politics of Immigration Enforcement in Post-Civil Rights America,” the lecture is free and open to the public. The program is sponsored by the McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility at King’s.
During the lecture, Marcias-Rojas will examine political discourses of immigration and crime, including rhetoric on immigration enforcement, post-civil rights debates and the rise of the modern conservative movement, and everyday practices of U.S.-Mexico border enforcement.
Macias-Rojas recently joined the university’s Global Urban Immigration Cluster Initiative. Her research interests are in race, law, and migration. Her current project focuses on the intersections of criminal justice and immigration enforcement.
Macias-Rojas is the author of “From Deportation to Prison: The Politics of Immigration Enforcement in Post-Civil Rights America,” published by New York University Press in 2016. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Ford Foundation, Andrew Mellon Program in Latin American Sociology, and the Social Science Research Council. She earned her master’s degree and doctorate in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.
The Burke Auditorium is located in the William G. McGowan School of Business on North River Street. Parking will be available in on-campus lots. For more information, please contact Dr. Bernard Prusak, director, McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility, at (570) 208-5900, ext. 5689.
Dr. Patrisia Macias-Rojas