Maquiladora Murders Project

Principal Investigator: Alicia Gaspar de Alba (Chicana/o Studies, English)
Undergraduate Assistants: Elena Aviles, Angelica Marin, Heather Mastertou.

Interns: Mike Amezcua, Sarah Duran, Elena Aviles, Cuauhtemoc Ortega, Karla Padron, Carolina Chavez, Sandra Ruiz, Maria Romero.

Description: As part of this project, the three-day international conference, "The Maquiladora Murders, Or, Who Is Killing the Women of Juárez?" was held in Fall 2003 (program below). The event brought together scholars, students, journalists, artists, activists, writers, and policy specialists as well as mothers of the victims in a series of roundtable discussions and presentations. Under the guidance of Gaspar de Alba, students conducted research throughout the academic year and will develop an installation for the conference. Co-sponsors: Amnesty International, V-Day, UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, ¡Ni Una Mas! (student group). Alicia Gaspar de Alba's research led to the publication of the book Making a Killing: Femicide, Free Trade, and La Frontera (University of Texas, 2010).
Reports & Briefs:
Alicia Gaspar de Alba
Latino Policy and Issues Brief, No. 7, August 2003