Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Abigail Andrews’s research focuses on globalization, migration, gender, and politics. In her recent work on Mexico-US migrant communities, Andrews uses ethnography to examine how city-level practices of immigration control work to silence undocumented communities, while shunting their activism back to the Mexican side. She also writes about gender, and about development and globalization in Latin America, with a particular interest in the power dynamics that permeate social movements and political institutions. Outside of the academy, Andrews is an advocate for migrants’ political and labor rights, particularly in the domestic workers movement and the movement to end U.S. detention of undocumented immigrants.