Field Research on the US-Mexico Border, January 6-13, 2013

In collaboration with BorderLinks, our institutional host on the border, students will investigate immigration issues from a variety of different perspectives. A typical itinerary offers students the opportunity to engage with representatives from NGOs, humanitarian organizations, community activists, public defenders, and government officials, as well as observe deportation proceedings and hike along a “migrant trail.”

Besides earning one credit for field research, students will continue their research practicum by enrolling in either Philosophy 432: Ethics of Immigration or Sociology 409: Latino/a Immigration, Citizenship and Border Issues. Instructor permission required to enroll in one-credit field course.

The cost of the trip is approximately $910 plus airfare to Tucson, AZ. Financial assistance may be available.  To apply please go to:

An informational meeting will be held at 7 PM on Sept 26th in Morton 203.

Contact Prof. Bickham Mendez ( or Prof.Sánchez ( for more information.