Michele Cannon

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Research Interests: Transit migration, critical migration studies, human rights and asylum policy in the neoliberal era, critical geopolitics, mobility and resistance, spaces of containment and confinement, and abolition geographies

Michele Cannon studies Geography at the CUNY Graduate Center and researches transit migration and extraterritorial border practices, policies and enforcement in Latin America. Her interest in refugee topics, human rights, containment, mobility and resistance grew out of a communications role with the Western Sahara International Film Festival (FiSahara). Michele recently earned an M.A. in International Migration Studies, also at the Graduate Center, and her thesis examined Mexico's response to the Migrant Protection Protocols (also known as the "Remain in Mexico" policy). She holds a B.A. from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and an M.A. from New York University. Michele has a background in language education and volunteers as a translator and interpreter for the New York Legal Assistance Group.