5 September to 15 December 2017
Sara is a PhD Candidate at the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department at The Ohio State University. Her research interests focus on the mechanisms that Western states deploy to avoid the reception of refugees and asylum-seekers in their countries, and the violence these populations encounter when they reach those borders. In particular, she has written about the punishment that Central American women who cross the US-Mexico border experience (Riva 2017).
Sara is interested in finding ways to make more links between academic findings and public policies in order to make material changes for those who struggle to cross borders today. She is also passionate about her students, and has been teaching undergraduate introductory feminist courses over the last four years.