Gender, Migration, and Human Rights along the U.S./Mexico Border

Image of U.S.-Mexico border wall at the ocean

Class Dates

March 24, 2020 to April 14, 2020

Meeting Days

Tuesday, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.


ENR2 (UA Campus)



Course Instructor(s)

Following President Robbins’ call for cancellation of all University of Arizona programming, the Community Classroom Program is cancelling all remaining in person spring 2020 courses and workshops until further notice. Please check back for updates on when this course will be rescheduled.

In this course, we will examine economic, political, and socio-cultural dimensions that have shaped the dynamics of the U.S./Mexico border region and we will focus on the role that gender plays in the geopolitical spaces that form the U.S./Mexico borderlands. There has been a steady flow of migration to the U.S. from Mexico and Latin America since the 1960s, much of which can be traced to the negative impact of global economic policies. These have resulted in the impoverishment of agricultural sectors, lack of employment opportunities and increasing violence and insecurity in the countries of origin. We will examine the gendered and racialized geopolitical spaces that are a consequence of these migrations and that form the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. The focus will be on women’s status as it pertains to key border issues including migration, militarization, labor and violence.


Online registration for this course opens on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at 10 a.m.

Refunds are available and need to be requested before the second class meeting (March 31). To drop a class, please contact Kerstin Miller at 520-621-5111 or A $25 administrative fee for each cancellation will apply.

Location & Parking

This class meets in in the Environmental and Natural Resources Building 2 (ENR2), Room S215. The classroom is wheelchair accessible.

Plenty of free parking is available after 5 pm south of Sixth Street in surface lots. You may also park in the Sixth Street Parking Garage, immediately east of the classroom building. The garage is on the south side of the campus between Park and Highland Avenues. The hourly charge is $1 after 5 pm.