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Susan J. Terrio

Susan J. Terrio is Professor of Anthropology and French Studies at Georgetown University where she holds a joint appointment in the Department of Anthropology and the Department of French. Her areas of expertise include the cultural anthropology of Western Europe, France and the United States. Her specific interests center on migration and the law, race and ethnicity, youth culture and conflict, and juvenile and immigration law and courts in France and the US. Her recent books include a comparative ethnographic study of the of juvenile delinquency within the French and American juvenile justice systems, Judging Mohammed: Juvenile Delinquency, Immigration, and Exclusion at the Paris Palace of Justice, published in 2009 with Stanford University Press. Her latest book, Whose Child Am I? Unaccompanied, Undocumented Children in U.S. Immigration Custody, is based on ethnographic research in shelters for detained migrant youth and in federal immigration courts, and it appeared in 2015 with the University of California Press. Terrio has been awarded two National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Research Grants, the Radcliffe Institute Residential Fellowship at Harvard University in 2005-2006, and fellowships from the Russell Sage Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in 2012-2013.

Unaccompanied Minors Seek Shelter
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Unaccompanied Minors Seek Shelter

28 June 2016

Susan J. Terrio reflects on Marissa Chibas Preston’s new play, Shelter, about journey of unaccompanied minors from Mexico to the US, directed by Martin Acosta.