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Soledad Álvarez Velasco

Soledad Álvarez Velasco holds a PhD. in Human Geography from King?s College London. She is a member of: the Critical Geography Collective of Ecuador; and Colectiva Infancia, an international research network specialized in analyzing the contemporary dynamics at work in the migration of children through the Americas. She is the author of Chiapa?s Southern Border: The Human Wall of Violence (CIESAS-UIA, México, 2016), and Between Violence and Invisibility. An analysis of Ecuadorian unaccompanied children and adolescents in the migratory process to the U.S. (Quito: SENAMI, 2012). She currently is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Houston.

Where Is She?

A few minutes before the plane took off, she looked at me, sighed, and—filled with nervousness—said, “This is the second time I am on a plane, but not the first time I am traveling to Mexico.”

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The Brooklyn Rail

JUL-AUG 2020

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