CANCELLED: Jimmy Lizama, "Demagoguery in Action: Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric"

March 31, 2020
11:00 - 12:15 PM
2115 Tawes Hall

The figure of the gang Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) plays a crucial role in the current administration’s nativist efforts to marginalize and exclude unauthorized Central American immigrants. Indeed, the administration's framing of the gang constructs a new anti-immigrant narrative tailored for the influx of Central American persons. This talk unpacks the language that makes possible this framing and its concomitant Us-versus-Them thinking.

For more information contact: Linda Coleman (lkc@umd.edu)