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Caitlyn Yates

Ph.D Student

Faculty of Arts


Caitlyn’s research focuses on the mobility experiences of transnational migrants in Latin America including border regimes and infrastructure, the invisibilization of certain migrant populations, and migrant facilitation across borders. She explores the variation in individual experiences and state responses to migrants from the Western Hemisphere in comparison to migrants from African and Asian continents. Given her background in public policy, her research centers on how security policies, state institutions, and migrant facilitation practices affect the (im)mobility and (in)visibility of migrants in Latin America.

Research Key Words:

Transnationalism, (im)mobility, human security, borderlands, cultural anthropology, south-south migration, Mexico, Latin America