Human Trafficking at the US-Mexico Border

Commerical Sex Trade Client

Guest Speaker: Lori Celaya



Dr. Lori Celaya of University of Idaho, will examine the links between the clients of the commercial sex trade and human trafficking. Research related to this topic has been lacking particularly when it relates to Mexico and its border with the US. She will discuss the fundamental role that the client of the commercial sex trade plays in human trafficking for sexual exploitation at Mexico’s Northern Border.

This event is co-sponsored by the Women's and Gender Studies program.

About the Speaker

Dr. Lori Celaya writes and lectures on several aspects of the border that simultaneously separates and unites México and the United States. She also delves into Chican@, Mexican-American and Cuban-American issues that are rooted in migration, transculturation and identity formation. Her interest in these areas is not limited to revealing the existence of affinities and the divergence among individuals from the border, Chican@, U.S. Latin@ and Mexicans-Americans, but to exemplify the extent to which such differences and similarities are manifested in their literature, culture and history. She pays close attention to gender, ethnic and socio-economic issues as she strives to examine these matters from an interdisciplinary perspective that includes the myriad of cross-cultural exchanges affecting the hemispheric relations brought about by the multiple colonizations experienced by these peoples.

Event Info


Wednesday Sep 23, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 PM


Room: Neches
E.H. Hereford University Center
300 W First St.
Arlington TX 76010

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