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Forced Out and Fenced In: Immigration Tales from the Field Edited Volume

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Former President Barack Obama's administration oversaw three million deportations-far more than any previous President, and more than the sum total of all deportations prior to 1997. President Donald Trump has promised to surpass these record numbers of deportations. With mass deportation constantly in the news, students crave a deeper understanding of how we have arrived at this particular historical moment. This collection of powerful essays-written by leading scholars in migration studies-puts a human face on mass deportation by telling the stories of people bearing the brunt of immigration law enforcement. Each narrative in Forced Out and Fenced In: Immigration Tales From the Field centers on a person or a small group of people and places their story within the broader socio-legal and historical context. The authors weave the relevant historical, political, and socio-legal analysis throughout each essay, yet the narrative remains the most important element in each piece.

About the Author:

Tanya Maria Golash-Boza is a Professor of Sociology at the University of California-Merced. She is the author of five sole-authored books:Race and Racisms (2018) Deported (2015), Due Process Denied (2012), Immigration Nation (2012), and Yo Soy Negro: Blackness in Peru (2011), and the editor of Forced Out and Fenced In (2018). She has also published dozens of articles in peer-reviewed journals on deportations, race and racism, and U.S. Latinos/as and Latin America, in addition to essays and chapters in edited volumes and online venues such as Al Jazeera,The Nation, Salon, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Her innovative scholarship was awarded the 2010 Distinguished Early Career Award from the Racial and Ethnic Minorities Studies Section of the American Sociological Association. In 2013, she was awarded the UC Merced Academic Senate Award for Distinguished Scholarly Public Service. In 2016, her Deported was awarded the Distinguished Contribution to Research Book Award from the Latino/a Studies Section of the American Sociological Association.

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