Deborah A. Boehm
Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Women’s Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her areas of specialization include (im)migration, transnationalism, and globalization; gender and women’s studies; childhood and family; and Mexico and the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands. She has been a Mexico-North Research Network Fellow and a guest scholar at the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies and the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies (University of California at San Diego).
She conducts ongoing ethnographic fieldwork in a rural community in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí, as well as several locales in the United States where migrants from the town live. Her current research projects explore the gendered character of migrants’ interactions with the U.S. state, gender subjectivities in the context of migration, cross-border families with mixed U.S. immigration statuses, transnational childhood, and immigrant rights post-9/11. She is finalizing a book manuscript, “De Ambos Lados/From Both Sides” – Gendered Spaces and Family Acts in the U.S.-Mexico Transnation.