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Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Frank‐Vitale, Amelia. 2020. Stuck in Motion: Inhabiting the Space of Transit in Central American Migration. The Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1111/jlca.12465.

Frank-Vitale, Amelia, and Margarita Nuñez Chaim. 2020. “‘Lady Frijoles’: Las Caravanas Centroamericanas y El Poder de La Hípervisibilidad de La Migración Indocumentada.” EntreDiversidades. Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades 7 (1 (14)): 37–61. https://doi.org/10.31644/ED.V7.N1.2020.A02.

Frank-Vitale, Amelia. 2019. “Rolling the Windows Up: On (Not) Researching Violence and Strategic Distance.” Geopolitics, September 9, 2019, 1–20. https://doi.org/10.1080/14650045.2019.1662396.

Popular Media and Opinion Articles

 

Frank-Vitale, Amelia. 2020. “Sirens and Birds and Death: On (Not) Writing A Dissertation During a Pandemic.” In “Pandemic Diaries,” Gabriela Manley, Bryan M. Dougan, and Carole McGranahan, eds., American Ethnologist website, April 23, 2020.

Martínez D’aubuisson, Juan José, and Amelia Frank-Vitale. “On Covering San Pedro Sula and Why Global Media Outlets Will Always Dangerously Get It Wrong.” Latino Rebels, May 24, 2019.

Frank-Vitale, Amelia, Wendy Vogt, and Martha Balaguera. “AMLO’s Political Prisoners: Mexico’s Move to Criminalize Accompaniment and Solidarity with Migrants in Transit.” Border Criminologies, September 6, 2019.

Frank-Vitale, Amelia, and Blanca Cordero. “The Crime of Migrant Accompaniment?” Anthropology News Website, July 15, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1111/AN.1223.
 

Frank-Vitale, Amelia. 2019. “The Caravan Is Honduras: Hope and Death at the Border.” In Behind the Migrant Caravan: Ethnographic Updates from Central America. HotSpots, Cultural Anthropology website. January 23, 2019.

Frank-Vitale, Amelia. 2019. You Want to See a Real Emergency, Mr. President? Visit Me in Honduras.” Washington Post, February 16, 2019.

Frank-Vitale, Amelia. 2018. “From Caravan to Exodus, from Migration to Movement.” NACLA, November 20, 2018. 

Frank-Vitale, Amelia. 2018. “De caravana a éxodo, de migración a movimiento.” Contra Corriente, November 28, 2018. (Translation of “From Caravan to Exodus”)

Frank-Vitale, Amelia. 2018. “I Live in Honduras, Where People are in Constant Fear of Being Murdered” Fortune Magazine, November 23, 2018.

Frank-Vitale, Amelia. 2018. “Home in Honduras: Snapshots of Life after Deportation.” World Policy Journal 35, no. 2: 112–17. https://doi.org/10.1215/07402775-7085889.

Frank-Vitale, Amelia. 2018. “Regreso a casa: La vida después de la deportación a Honduras.” Contra Corriente. (Translation of “Home in Honduras.”)

Frank-Vitale, Amelia. 2017. Photo Essay “On the Honduran Election and its Aftermath / Sobre las elecciones en Honduras y sus secuelas in Youth Circulations: Tracing the Real and Imagined Circulations of Global Youth. 

Frank-Vitale, Amelia. 2015. “Looming Crisis: What the United States Must Do to Address the Plight of Migrants from Central America.” Policy Paper 1. ICWA Experts. Washington, DC: Institute of Current World Affairs.

Frank-Vitale, Amelia. 2013. “Central American Migrants in Mexico: Implications for U.S. Security and Immigration Policy.” Working Paper No. 2. CLALS Working Paper Series. Washington, DC: American University Center for Latin American and Latino Studies. http://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=2412769.

Book Chapters:

 

Doering-White, John, Amelia Frank-Vitale, and Jason De León. 2017 “Chapter 4: Central America.” In Fatal Journeys Volume 3 Part 2: Improving Data on Missing Migrants. International Organization for Migration.

Frank-Vitale, Amelia. 2015. “‘Fui Migrante Y Me Hospedaron’: The Catholic Church’s Responses to Violence Against Central American Migrants in Mexico.” In Religious Responses to Violence: Human Rights in Latin America Past and Present, edited by Alexander Wilde. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press.

Book Reviews:

 

Frank-Vitale, Amelia. 2019. “Book Review: Exiled Home: Salvadoran Transnational Youth in the Aftermath of Violence. By Susan Bibler Coutin” Border Criminologies. 

Frank-Vitale, Amelia. 2015. “Book Review: ‘Zapotecs on the Move: Cultural, Social, and Political Processes in Transnational Perspective. By Adriana Cruz-Manjarrez. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2013. Xii, 249 Pages.’” International Migration Review 49 (1): 266–67.

Theses:

2011. Master’s Thesis. “Guerreros Del Camino: Central American Migration Through Mexico and Undocumented Migration as Civil Disobedience.” Washington, DC: American University. 

2005. Senior Thesis. “RE//CROSSING THE LINE: A Study of the Divisions Between Latinos and African-Americans, Community and Labor, Yale and New Haven, and the Coalitions That Attempt to Bridge Them.” New Haven, CT: Yale University.

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