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Job Announcement: Tenure-track position in the Anthropology of Global Health and Human Rights at the University of Connecticut

December 3, 2013 Leave a comment

AccessDenied readers may be interested in the following position announcement:

The University of Connecticut has initiated a search for a tenure-track assistant professor of anthropology specializing in the anthropology of global health and human rights. The position will be a joint appointment between UConn’s Department of Anthropology and Human Rights Institute. The position announcement, with full details, is accessible online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3626. Candidates are urged to apply by December 6, 2013. 

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November 17, 2013 Leave a comment

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  • In a conscious rejection of the recommendations made in a government-commissioned review, Border Patrol Chief Mike Fisher announced that Border Patrol agents will continue to be allowed to use deadly force against rock-throwers and assailants in vehicles.

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The U.S. Border Patrol’s “Low-Intensity War”: Ill-Conceived and Inhumane – Rachel Stonecipher

October 21, 2013 Leave a comment

Rachel Stonecipher
SMU

In a previous AccessDenied post, I considered how the institutional culture of the U.S. Border Patrol often neglects the medical needs of migrants. Despite policies calling for “humane treatment,” agents regularly destroy humanitarian water bottles in the desert, allow overcrowding in detention, deny medications, and commit acts of physical violence. Moreover, as Seth Holmes writes in a recent post, the Border Patrol’s stated policy of “prevention through deterrence,” which aims to deter future migration by making the journey north as difficult as possible, is inhumane.

As the agency predicted, and as Holmes notes, the increase in Border Patrol personnel and surveillance since 1994 has forced migration routes into the remote desert, increasing suffering. Read more…

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