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College Wide Seminar: Unraveling the Darien Gap

The Public Health Practice, Policy and Translational Research Department presents:                                               


    Unraveling the Darien Gap:
n Immersive Journey Through Migration Routes and Real-Life Experiences
     Wednesday March 13, 2024
     12:00 –12:50 pm
     Drachman Hall A114 and



Carlos S. Ibarra, PhD

Abstract: This seminar, rooted in sociological and anthropological perspectives, aims to pull back the curtain on the realities of migration, illuminated by our first-hand experiences from recent fieldwork in the Colombia-Panama border. We'll delve deep into the myriad factors driving migration, confront the often harsh realities faced by migrants, and engage in dynamic discussions around potential solutions. Don't miss this unique opportunity to gain unprecedented insight into the ever-evolving world of migration. Your perspective on the issue will never be the same again.

Bio: Dr. Carlos Ibarra is an Anthropologist and postdoctoral fellow at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte's Department of Population Studies with expertise in religious identities, youth studies, conservative rationales, and migration studies. He earned his PhD in Cultural Studies from El Colegio de la Frontera Norte and has coordinated fieldwork for various research projects related to religious change and migration. Currently researching mental health among refugees, migrants, and deportees, as well as aesthetics of persuasion in postdenominational congregations near the US-Mexico border. He has taught at institutions such as the Escuela de Antropología e Historia del Norte de México, El Colegio de Michoacán and El Colegio de la Frontera Norte. Carlos is also a member of Mexico's National System of Researchers (SNI-CONACYT).

Event Details

Event Date:

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 12:50 pm

Event Location:

Drachman Hall A114 and Zoom:

Contact Information:

Luna Far

Contact Email:

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