Cristina Yépez Arroyo

Cristina Yépez Arroyo is a PhD student in Anthropology at McGill. Cristina’s work focuses on the crossroads between gender, human mobility, detention and deportation both in continental Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands. Her current project works on the question of how to address places that have been systematically euphemized or that cannot be easily labeled as detention centers: spaces often identified by their “weirdness”, informality, and ability to pass unnoticed. Cristina is interested in exploring methodologies that combine community organizing and academia, and experimenting with visual and sound work, theater and drawing. Cristina co-authored the book “Corpografías: Gender and Borders in Latin America (2017)” published in Spanish by IDRC and FLACSO-Ecuador.

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