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Amelia Frank-Vitale


I am an engaged anthropologist focused on the long-reaching consequences of the US border and immigration regime. After years in Mexico studying transit migration, my current project focuses on life in and around San Pedro Sula, Honduras. I look at overlapping regimes of mobility control - linking the invisible borders inside the city's neighborhoods to the ever-expanding US border - and the multiple ways that young people try and live with, navigate, and break through these borders.  

In 2021, I received my PhD in Anthropology from the University of Michigan. I hold a BA in Anthropology from Yale University, an MA in Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs from American University, and an MA in Anthropology from the University of Michigan. 

I am currently a Term Assistant Professor in the Human Rights Program at Barnard College. 


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