The Nostalgia of the Present: An Interview With Srishtee Sethi

Through her doctoral studies, Dr. Srishtee Sethi’s work centers on issues of migration and borderlands, particularly focusing on Pakistani-Hindu refugees at the western frontiers of India and Pakistan. Originally from Dehradun, Uttarakhand, Sethi grew up surrounded by stories of the 1947 Partition. Recounts of past lives from family, neighbors, and friends stayed with her, and that later inspired her to become a collector of memories that she seeks to preserve through interviews and oral histories for generations to come. This commonality led us to each other. With almost eight thousand miles…

Volver a Trazar Nuestros Pasos: Entrevista con Jackie Amézquita

Jackie Amézquita es una artista y activista originaria de la ciudad de Quetzaltenango en el altiplano occidental de Guatemala. En 2003, con solo diecisiete años dejó su ciudad natal, impulsada por el anhelo de reunirse con su madre, quien había emigrado a los Estados Unidos para cubrir el costoso tratamiento médico de su hijo menor. Amézquita viajó a pie, en autobús y en automóvil. Llegó a los Estados Unidos indocumentada después de su segundo intento de cruzar la frontera, no sin experimentar muchos de los peligros y amenazas comunes que…

Retracing Our Steps: An Interview with Jackie Amézquita

Jackie Amézquita is an artist and activist originally from Quetzaltenango, a city in Guatemala’s western highlands. In 2003, at only seventeen years old, she left her hometown, driven by the yearning to be reunited with her mother who had migrated to the United States in need to cover her son’s expensive medical treatment. Amézquita traveled by foot, bus, and car. She arrived in the U.S. undocumented after her second attempt to cross the border, not without experiencing many of the dangers and common threats that immigrants, particularly women, have to…