Friday, February 15 at 7:00pm
Join us to hear Ieva Jusionyte, author of Threshold: Emergency Responders on the US-Mexico Border (UC Press, $27.95).
Threshold gives readers a glimpse into a frequently overlooked reality; that of first responders who work at the US-Mexico border, preventing disasters and saving lives in both countries. They rush patients to hospitals across country lines, tend to the broken bones of migrants who jump over the wall, and put out fires that know no national boundaries. Writing from her own experience as an emergency responder, Ieva Jusionyte provides a gripping examination of the politics of injury and rescue in this militarized border region.
Ieva Jusionyte is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies at Harvard University. She is an associated editor of Public Anthropologist and the coordinator of the Contemporary Latin American Anthropology Workshop (CLAAW) at Harvard. Her research focuses on the ethnographic study of security, crime, statecraft and the media. Threshold was selected as the winner of the 2016 Public Anthropology competition.