Children Crossing Borders: Latin American Migrant Childhoods

Featuring Dr. Irasema Coronado (ASU) and Dr. Alejandra J. Josiowicz (UERJ)

This session was held virtually on January 24th, 2023 at 9AM PST. You can now watch the full presentation for free here!

Edited by Dr. Irasema Coronado and Dr. Alejandra J. Josiowicz, the book Children Crossing Borders presents a collection of essays centering on migrant children. Children Crossing Borders explores the different meanings of the lives of borderland children in the Americas. It addresses migrant children’s struggle to build a sense of belonging while they confront racism and estrangement on a daily basis. Through experience and research, contributors offer a transnational lens that reveal the complexity of migrant children and their stories throughout their educational journeys, working experiences, and the legislation and policies that affect them. This special session in the 21st Century Borders Webinar Series will be presented by editors Coronado & Josiowicz as well as some of the contributors to Children Crossing Borders, who are researchers, academics and activists from Latin America, Europe and North America. 

Irasema Coronado is the director and professor of the School of Transborder Studies at Arizona State University. She received her bachelor’s degree in political science and a certificate of Latin American Studies from the University of South Florida. She has an M.A. in Latin American Studies and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Arizona. Her area of specialization is comparative politics, her research focuses on human rights on the U.S.-Mexico Border. She is co-author of the book titled “Fronteras No Mas: Toward Social Justice at the U.S.-Mexico Border” and co-editor of numerous articles “Digame! Policy and Politics on the Texas Border” and the book “Juntos Pero No Revueltos: Estudios sobre la frontera Texas-Chihuahua”. 

Alejandra Josiowicz is professora adjunta and Prociencia Fellow (2021–2024) at the Institute of Languages and Literatures of the Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). She earned her MA and PhD from Princeton University and was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at the School of Social Sciences of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (CPDOC-FGV) in Brazil. She has published articles, chapters, and a book on childhood studies, children’s literature, and Latin American cultural studies. 

Children Crossing Borders: Latin American Migrant Childhoods