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Book Talk: "Bootstrap Justice: The Search for Mexico's Disappeared" By Professor Janice Gallagher
Wednesday, October 18, 2023, 02:30pm - 04:00pm

Please join for a book talk with Janice Gallagher, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Rutgers University-Newark, to discuss her new book.

Since 2006, more than 85,000 people have disappeared in Mexico. Disappeared people are rarely found, and the Mexican state almost never investigates or prosecutes those responsible. Despite this, people not only continue to report disappearances, but many devote their lives to answering the question, “Where are they?” In Bootstrap Justice, Janice Gallagher leverages over a decade of ethnographic research to explain what enables the sustained mobilization of family members of the disappeared and analyze how configurations of political power between state and criminal actors shape what is possible for them to achieve. Following three families whose lives have been upended by the disappearance of their loved ones, Bootstrap Justice offers a unique window into how citizens respond to weak and corrupt institutions.

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Location Ackerson Hall Room 101, Rutgers Newark
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