When Attorney General Jeff Sessions imposed a new policy of “zero tolerance” for illegal immigration to the United States on April 6, 2018, he laid the groundwork for reinstating a policy of family separation that historically has served as a tool of racial subjugation. Native American activists remind us just how central this type of policy… Read more →
Bonnie A. Lucero
Bonnie A. Lucero is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for Latino Studies at the University of Houston-Downtown. She is co-editor of Voices of Crime: Constructing and Contesting Social Control in Modern Latin America (University of Arizona Press, 2016), and author of two monographs: Revolutionary Masculinity and Racial Inequality: Gendering War and Politics in Cuba, 1895-1902 (University of New Mexico, 2018), and A Cuban City, Segregated: Race and Urbanization in the Nineteenth Century (University of Alabama Press, forthcoming, 2019). Her current project, tentatively titled Malthusian Practices: A History of Pregnancy, Abortion, and Infanticide in Cuba since Colonial Times, interrogates how laws regulating women’s reproduction historically perpetuated gender-specific forms of racial inequality since the eighteenth century. She is a native of Richmond, California.