Perspectivas Modernas: Seeking Refuge: The Role of Expert Witnesses in Latin American Asylum Cases
May 4, 2021
6 pm (MST)
Live via Zoom. Register HERE
As the scale and severity of violence in Latin America, and Central America in particular, has grown in the last decade, scholars, as expert witnesses, have supported women and LGBTQ persons who have experienced gender-based, sexual, and gang violence in their home countries. This presentation offers a description of the asylum system and the role of expert witnesses, focusing on the specific challenges faced by women and LGBTQ persons seeking refuge in the U.S.
Free and open to the public
Kimberly Gauderman is a faculty member in the University of New Mexico History Department since 1998, served as the Director of the UNM Latin American Studies Program for three years (2005-2008), and is a Faculty Affiliate of the UNM School of Law. Since 2010, she has served as an expert witness in Latin American asylum cases, focusing on gender-based, sexual, and gang violence. She is the recipient of a Scholars & Society Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies, sponsored by the Mellon Foundation, for the 2019/2020 academic year