In this episode of “Mujeres Fronterizas,” an environmental justice podcast for Sky Island Alliance featuring women in conservation in the borderlands, Sofia Rodriguez McGoffin interviews Arizona State University’s Director of Transborder Studies Irasema Coronado about her career, border politics, power dynamics, and the challenges of working in her field.
Irasema’s career is impressive. In addition to being ASU’s Director of Transborder Studies, she’s also a teacher and researcher at the school with a focus on immigration, human rights and environmental policy on the border. She’s authored or edited many books; her most recent publication is “Children Crossing Borders: Latin American Migrant Childhoods.” She’s twice served as a Fulbright scholar. She’s served on numerous environmental boards and committees. And in 2010, President Barack Obama appointed her to serve on an advisory committee for the Commission for Environmental Cooperation in North America. That same year, Hispanic Business Magazine named her one of the Top 100 Influential Hispanics in the U.S.
Co-creators: Denise Moreno Ramírez, Sofia Rodriguez McGoffin, Christian Aguilar Murrieta, Louise Misztal, Amy Amoroso
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