MIGRATION: Alone in the Night


“Rape on the Night Shift” explores the hidden truth of the abuse and sexual violence that immigrant women in the janitorial industry face in the workplace.

Imagine that you have punched into work at your night job as a janitor in a nondescript building, long after the other employees have gone home when your supervisor begins flirting with you. What starts as something seemingly innocent — a few compliments about your appearance — quickly gets physical. Several nights later, your supervisor steals up behind you and grabs your shoulders. You scream and then remember that there is no one in the building who can hear you...

Levi Bridges
Publication date: 
August 19, 2015
Publication type: 
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies Article