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7th Global Migration Lecture: From the Andean Region towards the North, South and East: the Spatial Production of Migratory Corridors across the Americas
Lecturer: Soledad Álvarez Velasco

Based on historical research and multi-sited ethnographies, this lecture will analyze the dynamics at stake in the production of three global migratory corridors in the Americas: the one connecting the Andean Region with Central America, Mexico and the U.S., the Northern Corridor, the one connecting Andean Region with the Caribbean, the North-Eastern Corridor, and the one connecting the Andean Region with the Southern Cone, the Southern Corridor. It will be argued that this spatial production results from the tension between migrants’ mobilities – embodied in Latin American, Caribbean, African and Asian undocumented transits heading north and south –, and control –deployed by states, para-state, military and humanitarian actors.
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Soledad Álvarez Velasco
Assistant Professor, Latin American and Latino Studies (from 2023) @Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois Chicago
Soledad Álvarez Velasco is a social anthropologist and human geographer whose research analyses the interrelationship between mobility, control and spatial transformations across the Americas. She investigates the intersection between undocumented global south-north and global south-south transit migration, border regimes, the formation of migratory corridors across the Americas and the migrant struggle across these transnational spaces. She also analyzes the impact of the externalization of the U.S. border regime, the movement of unaccompanied and undocumented migrant children and the dynamics of transnational migrant smuggling networks operating across those migratory corridors.