Between Borders: a comparative study of traditional and fronterizo migrants
Submission to the Friends of Fondren Library Graduate Research Awards, 2017. This paper was originally prepared for Course HIST 800 (Fall 2016): PhD Research, given by Professor Moramay Lopez-Alonso, Department of History.
My research project seeks to break down gendered generalizations along the U.S. - Mexico borderland to demonstrate the diversity of the borderland experience based on one’s location and gender and furthermore, to show how women exhibit their agency in various facets of life regardless of the machismo culture. It furthers examinations of gendered migration by exploring its nuances at different points along the U.S. – Mexico border.