The following link will take you to a short documentary about bodies of migrants found in the Arizona desert. It asks the question: “They broke the law, but does that mean they deserve to die?”
There are strong images here, but it is very much worth watching. Continue reading
Listed below is the CFP’s for the 2014 Western History Conference in Newport Beach, California. Next year’s theme is The West and the World, and proposals drawing on comparative borderlands and comparative indigenous scholarship are especially encouraged. In addition to the formal call, Dr. Jeffery Shepherd is organizing graduate student panels on topics such as settler colonialism / native peoples, gender / sexuality, borderlands, Chicano movement, and public health/medicalization. Interested graduate students should contact Dr. Shepherd directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief description of their work. The deadline is rapidly approaching, so papers and panel submissions should be made within the next few weeks.