amelia frank-vitale




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.

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


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.

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. 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. “Home in Honduras: Snapshots of Life after Deportation.” World Policy Journal 35, no. 2: 112–17.

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.


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.

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

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

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.


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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amelia frank-vitale 

anthropologist / antropóloga  

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