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First Name
Last Name
Pace University
Website URL
Immigration, Youth, Migrant Children, Activism, Migrant Detention, Policing, Chicano Studies, Borderlands, Social Movements, Incarceration, Abolitionism, Human Rights
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About Me

Erin Mysogland is the Assistant Director of the Center for Community Action and Research and an Adjunct Lecturer in Peace and Justice Studies at Pace University.  She has a MA/MSc in International and World History from Columbia University and the London School of Economics.  Her dissertation explored Chicano activist responses to the policing of Mexican migrant youth in 1980s San Diego.  Erin continues to research and write on themes of migration, policing, and youth in US and Latin American history.

Recent Publications

Bill Bush and Erin Mysogland, “Race, class and gender shape how we see age and childhood,” Washington Post, October 18, 2022.

“‘Where’s Your Birth Certificate Pilgrim?’: Analyzing Double Age in Immigration Policing and Chicano Community Organizing, 1975-1985,” Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth 5, No. 3 (Fall 2022): 422-433.   

“Fighting ‘Border Madness,’ from 1980s Chicano Activism to the Abolish ICE Movement,” NACLA, December 11, 2019.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
Caribbean, Central America, Latin America, United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Children & Youth, Gender, Human Rights, Local & Regional, Migration & Immigration, Race