Celeste Menchaca | KCET
Celeste Menchaca is a PhD candidate in American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. Her dissertation, Borderland Visualities: Technologies of Sight and the Production of the U.S.-Mexico Border, 1848-1896, traces the relationship between visual technologies, spatial and social landscapes, the regulation of bodies and the production of borders. She is past recipient of the Predoctoral Ford Foundation Fellowship.
Post date: 2014-06-24T05:15:00-07:00
In the early 1900s, medical inspection and photographic documentation ushered in a new set of surveillance procedures for state oversight at the U.S.-Mexico border.