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Celeste Menchaca

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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.

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Crossing the Line: A History of Medical Inspection at the Border

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.
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