About legal liminality and different forms of violence


How do bureaucracy and law shape everyday lives? We speak about liminality and the less obvious forms of violence.

Milena Belloni speaks to Cecilia Menjivar about her work with women in Guatemala and with Central American immigrants in the United States, the different forms of everyday suffering described by women in two Guatemalan villages, as well the constant uncertainty some groups of immigrants live with, in the United States.

Cecilia Menjivar has published extensively about these two empirical areas of work, her books ”Enduring Violence: Ladina Women’s Lives in Guatemala” (University of California Press, 2011) and “Fragmented Ties: Salvadoran Immigrant Networks in America” (University of California Press, 2000) having won her several prices and awards.

Learn more about Cecilia´s work here: https://soc.ucla.edu/people/cecilia-menj%C3%ADvar   


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Fiona Seiger, Kate Dearden, Asya Pisarevskaya, Milena Belloni, Sarah Vancluysen, and Roos Derrix
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