3/23 Colloquium: Geopolitics of U.S. border enforcement

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Date(s) - 03/23/2017
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Science Center Room 4102


DEBANUJ DASGUPTA of The Department of Geography at University of Connecticut  presents on

“Geopolitics of U.S. border enforcement”



Dr. DasGupta is currently working on three inter-related projects.

  1. The first project documents the geopolitics of immigration detention and the human rights abuses faced by transgender detainees within multiple US immigration detention facilities.
  2. The second project traces the shifting trends in the securitization of HIV.  Dr. DasGupta published articles about the US HIV ban on immigration, and is currently developing a new project about the inclusion of service members living with HIV within the US Army.
  3. The third project interrogates the economic and political shifts within present day India and their relationship with sexuality rights politics in post-socialist states such as West-Bengal.

His work has been published in journals such as Disability Studies Quarterly,Contemporary South Asia, SEXUALITIES, and the Scholar and the Feminist (S&F online).Prior to returning to school for his PhD, Debanuj worked for over sixteen years within several international development, HIV/AIDS, LGBT rights and immigrant rights organizations in India and the US. He is the recipient of the Ford Foundation funded “New Voices Fellowship,” American Association of Geographers national award in Disability Studies, and the International AIDS Society Emerging Activist Award.

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