After a year-and-a-half of restrictions, Professor Robert Irwin and his team traveled to Tijuana to conduct their PIRI funded, community-engaged scholarship. The trip was invaluable and reaffirmed just how much this type of work is needed as this pandemic pervades.
Professors Robert McKee Irwin and Leticia Saucedo received a Public Impact Research Initiative grant to deepen ties with migrant communities in Tijuana through Irwin’s digital storytelling project, Humanizing Deportation, which has been active in Tijuana since its launch in 2016.
Robert Irwin, Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Leticia Saucedo, School of Law received grant funding for “Juntos Somos Más” a two-week public exhibition of the Humanizing Deportation project in Tijuana at the Border Line Crisis Center.
Brief presentations of 15-20 minutes will reflect the multi-disciplinary and policy-oriented nature of the group and will be accessible to scholars of immigration across fields. They will touch economic, social, legal, and political themes linked to migration as well as historical and human-cultural ways of looking at this phenomenon.