WGST Faculty Affiliate Dr. Adetty Pérez de Miles publishes article on social expulsion of the migrant | Women's & Gender Studies

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May 18, 2018

WGST Faculty Affiliate Dr. Adetty Pérez de Miles publishes article on social expulsion of the migrant

Women's & Gender Studies Faculty Affiliate and Assistant Professor in the Department of Art Education: Visual Art Studies, Dr. Adetty Pérez de Miles, recently published an article in the Journal of Social Theory in Art Education. In this article, she focuses on the social expulsion of the migrant. Social expulsion refers to the multivalent ways in which those in power demean, vilify, exclude, displace, and strip people of hope for the future. Specifically, she writes about fault-zones--the material realities of borders and border crossings--that render the lives of immigrants precarious, such as draconian U.S. immigration policies and actions that result in the death, criminalization and mass incarceration of migrants. Dr. Pérez de Miles contends that in the present climate of hate against immigrants, artists' interventions provide a means by which to create social awareness of dehumanizing social conditions and foster community engagement to mobilize resistance movements against injustices across geo-political and cultural locations. You can read more by downloading a copy of the essay below.