Dissemination Activities

On this page you will find some of our most recent dissemination activities including conference presentations and organization,  and a record of our most recent MIGRATION RESEARCH DIALOGUES

 Conference organization and support activities


Border Research, Ethics, and Methods Conference 2010


For this conference, BMI invited scholars in divergent fields & across institutions to gather to address issues surrounding binational collaboration, methodologies, and ethical practices. A selection of paper were assembled into an anthology, edited by Anna Ochoa O’Leary, Colin Deeds and Scott Whiteford and is scheduled to be published by UA press, in fall of 2013. 



II Encuentro Migración y Niñez Migrante 2009


In 2009, BMI is proud to have helped support the  II Encuentro Migración y Niñez Migrante at Colegio de Sonora, Hermosillo, Sonora.  This conference is held every two years in May and attracting  scholars from both sides of the border, and from diverse fields.



Primer Coloquio, Derechos de Migrantes.  [With the Universidad de Sonora-Hermosillo, in Altar, Sonora. February 12, 2008]

La Vida No Vale Nada; No Vale Nada La Vida [With the Southwest Center and Latin American Studies (University of Arizona,. March 13,14, 2008, Tucson,Arizona ]

What You Taught Us About Health and Immigration [Community Forum With College of Public Health and Latin American Studies October 4, 2008, Tucson, Arizona ]


In 2012, the Binational Migration Institute celebrated its official designation as a unit within the University of Arizona.  The week featured both local and Mexcan  speakers and guests.  Reknowned border scholar Joseph Nevis gave the Key Note address.

Students from La Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa who attended BMI week take a picture in front of the U.S. Courthouse (with BMI coordinator, Anna Ochoa O’Leary) after attending and observing Operation Streamline Proceedings.




Migration Research Dialogues Speaker Series


Blas Valenzuela Camacho, Ph.D., Researcher and professor of globalization, regionalism, and regional development in the graduate degree programs in International Studies and American Studies at the School of International Studies and Public Policy at the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (Feb 23, 2011)

"Settlement Patterns of Mexicans in Arizona:  Migratory Movement in northwest Mexico to Phoenix, Arizona"


Ricardo Castro, Ph.D. History and Political Science Professor at PCC-NWC and a Research Associate for the UA Center for Latin American Studies. (Apr. 27, 2011)

"Critical Arts-based Research: Performing Undocumented historias"



Robin Reineke,  Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology and National Science Foundation Fellow in Cultural Anthropology at the University of Arizona. (Nov. 1, 2011)

 “Manner of Death: Structural Violence An Ethnography of Arizona’s Body Count"


Katerina Sinclair, Ph.D. No More Deaths/No Mas Muertes volunteer and a Project Director & Statistician for the Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth, & Families,  and the Southwest Institute for Research on Women (Nov. 29, 2011)

"A Culture of Cruelty: Abuse and Impunity in Short-Term U.S. Border Patrol Custody"