Presented remotely

Start Date

12-2-2021 4:15 PM

End Date

12-2-2021 5:45 PM


immigration, detention, feminization of migration, pregnancy, maternal health

Author/Speaker Biographical Statement(s)

Abby C. Wheatley is an honors faculty fellow at Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University, and holds a Ph.D. in social and cultural anthropology. Her research spans two regions, the U.S.-Mexico and EU-Africa borders, and considers the mechanisms through which migration becomes a dangerous and deadly endeavor, as well as the strategies developed by migrants to survive precarious crossings. Incorporating her more than ten years of experience working with people in transit, her work examines the strategies developed by transnational communities to overcome a weaponized landscape created by border enforcement. Her recent work is published in Human Organization and the Peace Review. Samantha Nabaty is a MA student at the University of Arizona, working towards her Masters in Public Health with a concentration on Public Health Practice. She holds a BA in Global Health and a minor in Women and Gender Studies from Arizona State University. She recently completed her honors thesis on Pregnancy Outcomes in United States Immigration Detention Facilities at Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University. Her research interests include the experiences of pregnant women in US immigration detention and their subsequent health outcomes.


This will be a joint presentation. Samantha Nabaty is a graduate student and would benefit from travel support if it is available.


Dec 2nd, 4:15 PM Dec 2nd, 5:45 PM

A Case Study of Pregnant Migrants in Detention

Presented remotely