Central American Migration
Displacement, Transit, Borders, and Refuge
Isabel Gil-Everaert, a Sociology PhD student at the Graduate Center, CUNY, is launching a college course on Central American migration in fall of 2019 and has generously shared the syllabus. The course explores contemporary international migration from Central America, mainly from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. Students analyze theoretical approaches to displacement, transit, borders, mobilities, and refuge. Theoretical texts are accompanied by case studies, human rights reports, and other audio-visual materials in order for students to engage with this contemporary reality. Gil-Everaert wrote to tell us, “I have been working on Central American Migration for some years now and I decided to try and come up with a course to introduce students to contemporary dynamics of displacement and migration experience. I am glad I found your website. The material and things you've gathered there will be very useful for class and I am sure my students will find them interesting.” The syllabus offers a rich array of recommended texts and podcasts that can inform anyone who is interested in learning more about Central American migration.