Sociology's Veronica Montes on the Busing of Migrants
Associate Professor of Sociology Veronica Montes recently wrote a piece for the Public Religion Research Institute titled Busing Migrants: The Latest Strategy in the Long History of U.S. Migration Policy.
Montes is currently a Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) Public Fellow and a residential fellow at the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at the University of California San Diego, where she is continuing her research on the activist nature of transnational motherhood by looking at family separation due to the U.S. deportation regime and the collective mobilization of deported mothers in Tijuana, Mexico.
In addition to her appointment in the Sociology Department, Montes is also the co-director of Latin American, Iberian, and Latina/o Studies at Bryn Mawr.
As a feminist ethnographer, Montes conducts research in two areas: immigration from Mexico and Central America to the United States, and the intersection between gender, belonging, and migration. Her other ongoing research projects revolve around the examination of the precariousness of the social services provided to the Mexican migrant community in Philadelphia in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as examining the intersection between social inclusion, citizenship, culture production, and Latino immigrants in South Philadelphia.