University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Save the date for 2018!

March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Anna Ochoa O'Leary

Anna Ochoa O’Leary holds a doctorate in cultural anthropology from the University of Arizona. Her dissertation research, "Investment in Female Education as an Economic Strategy Among U.S.-Mexican Households in Nogales, Arizona," was supported by a National Science Foundation grant. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mexican American Studies at the University of Arizona, where she also co-directs the Binational Migration Institute. In 2006 she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to research the project "Women at the Intersection: Immigration Enforcement and Transnational Migration on the U.S.-Mexico Border," examining the interaction between border enforcement officials and repatriated migrant women on the U.S.-Mexico Border. She has published numerous research articles in both English and Spanish on migration and gender. She has also published a Chicano studies textbook, "Chicano Studies: The Discipline and the Journey" (Kendall Hunt 2007) and is co-editor (with Colin Deeds and Scott Whiteford) of "Uncharted Terrain: New Directions in Border Research Method and Ethics" (University of Arizona Press, 2013). Her focus on undocumented immigrants has also resulted in a two-volume edited reference work, "Undocumented Immigrants in the United States Today: An Encyclopedia of their Experiences" (ABC-CLIO/Greenwood press, 2014). Her latest work is forthcoming in "The U.S.-Mexico Transborder Region," set for publication in April 2017.

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Scheduled events:
Migrant Deaths in the Arizona Desert
Authors reflect on immigration and how it is studied, address the tragic results of government immigration policies, and remember the thousands of migrants who have lost their lives crossing the desert.

Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (Seats 100, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Signing Area - Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Celestino Fernández, Anna Ochoa O'Leary, Robin Reineke, Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith
Moderator: Maribel Alvarez

Migrant Deaths in the Arizona Desert: La vida no vale nada
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
University of Arizona Press
October 2016
ISBN 9780816532520
Paperback, 320 pages
$24.95, INSTOCK
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Proceedings of a conference held in March 2008.

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Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

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Stocker Foundation
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University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
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William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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