Miguel   Diaz-Barriga

Professor  

Office: ELABN 335
Phone: (956) 665-2377
Email: miguel.diazbarriga@utrgv.edu
Website: http://utpa.academia.edu/MiguelDiazBarriga

Dr. Miguel Diaz-Barriga

Miguel Diaz-Barriga is an expert on the US. Mexico Border region and Latina/o Culture. He has conducted research on border security, Mexican Migration, and social movements in Latin America.





Selected Publications


  • Miguel Diaz-Barriga and Margaret Dorsey. "Trump’s Wall and the Dictator Aesthetic," Anthropology News. Washington D.C. : American Anthropological Association, August 2017.

  • Margaret Dorsey and Miguel Diaz-Barriga. "Exceptional States and Insipid Border Walls," The U.S.-Mexico Transborder Region: Cultural Dynamics and Historical Interactions . Arizona: University of Arizona Press, April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2017: 65–80.

  • Margaret Dorsey and Miguel Diaz-Barriga. "Anthropology, Art, and the US-Mexico Border," Anthropology News. Washington, DC: American Anthropological Association, 57, no. 5 May 2016: 2.

  • Margaret Dorsey and Miguel Diaz-Barriga. Fencing in Democracy. Exhibition, Fencing in Democracy. New York: apexart, April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2016: 7.

  • Margaret Dorsey and Miguel Diaz-Barriga. "The Constitution Free Zone in the United States: Law and Life in a State of Carcelment,," Punishment and the State: Imprisonment, Transgressions, Scapegoats, and the Contributions of Anthropology. Political and Legal Anthropology Review 38, no. 2 (September 2015): 204-225.

  • Miguel Diaz-Barriga and Havidán Rodríguez. "Poverty," Oxford Bibliographies in Latino Studies. New York: Oxford University Press (2013).

  • Miguel Diaz-Barriga. "Remaking Culture and Truth: Cultural and Necro-Citizenship in the Borderlands," Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano/a Studies 37, no. 1 (2012): 1991-204.

  • Miguel Diaz-Barriga and Margaret Dorsey. "Border Walls and Necro-Citizenship: The Normalization of Exclusion and Death on the U.S. Mexico Border," The American Wall. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2011: 18-25, 108-115, 206-213.

  • Miguel Diaz-Barriga and Margaret Dorsey. "MURS FRONTIÈRES ET NÉCRO-CITOYENNETÉ," (2011).

  • Margaret Dorsey and Miguel Diaz-Barriga. "Patriotic Citizenship, the Border Wall and the “El Veterano” Conjunto Festival," Transnational Encounters: Music and Performance at the U.S.-Mexico Border. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2011: 207-228.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Margaret Dorsey. A Nation Divided: The Border Wall, Immigration and Citizenship on the U.S. Mexico Border, National Science Foundation, $125,000.00 (2009 - 2010)

  • Miguel Diaz-Barriga. James A. Michener Award, for Sabbatical Research, Swarthmore College, $60,000.00 ( 2009)

  • Margaret Dorsey. A Nation Divided: Immigration and Citizenship on the Border, National Science Foundation, $15,000.00 (2008 - 2009)

  • Miguel Diaz-Barriga. Mellon Faculty Development Grant, Bryn Mawr, Haveford, and Swarthmore College, $5,000.00 (2007 - 2008)

  • Miguel Diaz-Barriga. Mellon Faculty Development Grant, Haverford and Swarthmore, $5,000.00 (2006 - 2007)

  • Miguel Diaz-Barriga. Project Pericles Civic Engagement Course Grant, “GIS Course Enhancement for Visual Anthropology, Swarthmore College, $2,000.00 (2004 - 2005)

  • Miguel Diaz-Barriga. Project Pericles Civic Engagement Course Grant, “Practicum in Visual Ethnography Course Enhancement”, Swarthmore College, $2,000.00 (2003 - 2004)

  • Miguel Diaz-Barriga. Hewlett Grant, Swarthmore College, $5,000.00 ( 2003)

  • Miguel Diaz-Barriga. Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND) Grant, $1,500.00 ( 2001)

  • Miguel Diaz-Barriga. Eugene Lang Faculty Research Grant, Swarthmore College, $40,000.00 (September 1997 - June 1998)



Selected Presentations


  • Margaret Dorsey and Miguel Diaz-Barriga. "The Wall: The Militarization of the U.S-Mexico Border," International Indigenous Research Symposium: Decolonizing/ Walls/ Borders/ Spaces/Bodies, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, TX (May 2017)

  • Miguel Diaz-Barriga and Margaret Dorsey. "The Wall: The Militarization of the U.S-Mexico Border," International Indigenous Research Symposium: Decolonizing/ Walls/ Borders/ Spaces/Bodies, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg (May 2017)

  • Miguel Diaz-Barriga and Margaret Dorsey. "Resisting the Wall: Artistic and Community Responses," The First Decade of the U.S.-Mexico Border Wall, The Rapoport Center, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (April 2017)

  • Margaret Dorsey and Miguel Diaz-Barriga. "The Built Wall," The First Decade of the U.S.-Mexico Border Wall, The Rapoport Center, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (April 2017)

  • Miguel Diaz-Barriga. "Border Walls Now," Department of History, Oberlin College, Oberlin OH (April 2017)

  • Miguel Diaz-Barriga and Margaret Dorsey. "Citizenship Trumped: Walls and Sovereignty on the U.S. Mexico Border," The Rolando Hinojosa-Smith Lecture, University of Illinois, Urbana Illinois (April 2017)

  • Margaret Dorsey and Miguel Diaz-Barriga. "World on the Move," Annual Meeting American Anthropological Association, American Anthropological Association, Minneapolis MN (November 2016)

  • Miguel Diaz-Barriga. "Citizenship and Border Walls," Congreso Internacional de Estudios de Frontera, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and Universidad Autónama de Tamaulipas, Brownsville TX (October 2016)

  • Miguel Diaz-Barriga and Margaret Dorsey. "Refracting Class, Color and Citizenship in World of Walls," Nelson-Atkins Museum and Central States Anthropological Society, Central States Anthropological Society Annual Meetings, Kansas City, KA (April 2016)

  • Margaret Dorsey and Miguel Diaz-Barriga. "The Impacts of Border Militarization," A World of Walls: Why are we Building New Barriers to Divide Us?, School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe, New Mexico (April 2016)



Selected Performances and Exhibitions


  • Miguel Diaz-Barriga. "World on the Move," Washington DC (2020)

  • Miguel Diaz-Barriga "Migration on the Move," Arlington, VA (2017)

  • Miguel Diaz-Barriga. "Fencing in Democracy," apexart. New York, NY (2016)

  • Miguel Diaz-Barriga. "Valley Veterans," Edinburg TX (2012)

  • Margaret Dorsey "Linda Escobar: and Tejano-Conjunto Music," (2008)

  • Miguel Diaz-Barriga. "An Elder’s Story," Swarthmore PA (2007)

  • Miguel Diaz-Barriga. "Carmen Lomas Garza, Como La Salvila/Like the Aloe," Swarthmore PA (2003)

  • Miguel Diaz-Barriga. "La Huelga," Kennet Square PA (1998)

  • Miguel Diaz-Barriga. "Miguel Díaz-Barriga Collection of Ernesto Licona Photographs," New Orleans LA (1989)

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ANTH 6312 01 - Political & Legal Anth:
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