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Ieva Jusionyte

Ieva Jusionyte

Ieva Jusionyte, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Social Studies

Threshold: Emergency Responders on the US-Mexico Border

What happens when a border wall splits a binational community? How does  security infrastructure use wounding as a method of deterring those who are unwelcome in this country? And why does it harm even those it is designed to protect? Threshold: Emergency Responders on the U.S.-Mexico Border (University of California Press, 2018) examines these questions from the perspective of Mexican and American firefighters, EMTs and paramedics who are charged with mitigating the deleterious human effects of hardline border policies.... Read more about Ieva Jusionyte