MIGRATION: Stitching Together a New Life


Through personal narratives, cultural memory, and data, Lauren Markham investigates the violence driving the current Central American migration crisis.

Last fall, I visited a lonely port on the coast of Puerto Chiapas, Mexico, where wooden fishing boats were beached on shore or bobbed out in the bay. Here, I met a Salvadoran man, whom I’ll call Adolfo, who had recently left his country behind.

Lauren Markham
Publication date: 
August 16, 2017
Publication type: 
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies Article