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Getting to America : the new normal in undocumented migration from Central America to the United States
A visual and written treatment of the driving forces behind undocumented migration to the United States from Central America in 2016, the dangers of the journey, and US policy responses to the phenomenon through the ...
Offshore outsourcing in global design networks
Researchers have examined the benefits of outsourcing engineering design services from various perspectives. However, the process by which complex engineering design work is outsourced across international boundaries has ...
Beyond mystery babies : undiagnosis in a diagnostic age
This dissertation analyzes shifting understandings and lived experiences of undiagnosed disabilities, probing contemporary notions of bodily and intellectual difference. Thanks to new biomedical technologies and diagnostic ...
From Austin to Baghdad in three easy pieces
This solo performance is an exploration of the psyche of an Iraqi man living in America, and an exploration of the fractured nature of nationality, the elusiveness of identity, and the ‘eternal expatriates’ quest to return 'home.'
News, nations, and power relations : a study of newsmaking and policymaking as transnational practices
In this dissertation, I examine the relationship between newsmaking and policymaking as interpretive practices that operate by making sense of the social world based on stocks of knowledge about the nation and its stature ...
A long quavering chant : peonage labor camps in the rural-industrial South, 1905-1965
This dissertation is a study of social and environmental conditions inside rural industrial labor camps throughout the U.S. South between 1905 and 1965. The use of peonage labor, i.e., the coercion of labor against ones’ ...
Mediaocracy in Mexico : manufacturing consent for state repression in San Salvador Atenco
In Mexico’s neoliberal era, development projects threaten to uproot the lives of mestizo and indigenous peasant farmers. Faced with displacement from their lands, farmers from Atenco in the Texcoco Valley of Central Mexico ...
El lamento borincano : Puerto Rico, the United States and 100 years of "unjust and unintelligent" policies
The United States took possession of Puerto Rico in 1898 with the end of the Spanish American war. Since that time, U.S. policies toward the island have been predicated on notions of race and the other and on confused ...
Typical problems with reusing mineral springs buildings and how they are overcome
Mineral springs were a popular aspect of American culture prior to World War II. In conjunction with the rest of the United States, Texas offered visitors numerous locations for people to “take the waters.” Unfortunately, ...
“American” state of exception : reimagining the Puerto Rican colony and the nationalist enemy under United States rule, 1900-1940
This dissertation reexamines the first forty years of the United States’ dominion over the island of Puerto Rico through the lens of the state of exception in order to analyze the role of race, nationalism and violence in ...