Ava McElhone Yates

Ava graduated from Vassar in 2021 with a major in History and a particular interest in the intersections between migration, human rights, and foreign policy. She now works as the Coordinator for Research and Pedagogy at the Consortium on Forced Migration, Displacement, and Education and has worked with the Selective Bibliography since Winter 2021.

US-Mexico Borderlands, Identity, and Community Engagement

Keywords: activismartborders and borderlandsThe United States

Target audience: high school (grades 9-12)*

This section aims to facilitate conversations about living in and conceptualizing the borderlands by highlighting the voices of those who consider the US-Mexico borderlands home.