Academics and activists discuss profit-making in asylum and migration
journeys worldwide. A podcast recorded for the American Anthropological
With Dr Siobhan McGuirk and Dr Adrienne Pine, and featuring:
Mark Akkerman [4.05–15.02]
Jose Lopez (a pseudonym)[15.35–19.33]
Marzena Zukowska [38.08–41.54]
Siobhan McGuirk – In addition to her academic
publications addressing gender and sexuality, migration, and social
justice movements, McGuirk is an award-winning filmmaker, curator and
editor for Red Pepper magazine. Her writing has appeared in Teen Vogue, Rewire News, and Australian Options.
She received her Doctorate in Anthropology from American University in
2016 and holds a Masters in Visual Anthropology from the University of
Manchester. She is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Anthropology at
Goldsmiths, University of London.
Adrienne Pine is a critical medical
anthropologist whose work has explored the embodiment of structural
violence and imperialism in Honduras, cross-cultural approaches to
revolutionary nursing, and neoliberal fascism. She has served as an
expert country conditions witness in around 100 asylum cases over the
past fifteen years. Adrienne is an assistant professor at the American
University and author of Working Hard, Drinking Hard: On Violence and Survival in Honduras.