IVÁN CHAAR LÓPEZ
December 2021 - J. Weston Phippen interviewed me for Politico on the longstanding fantasy of border control.
August 2021 - Super happy that my latest article is finally out in the most recent issue of Critical Ethnic Studies. Read about "Alien Data" and the border technopolitical regime here.
March 2021 - I talked with Sareeta Amrute about my work on surveillance. Read our conversation in this month's ACM's Interactions IX.
October 2020 - I'm thrilled and humbled to announce my article "Sensing Intruders: Race and the Automation of Border Control" was awarded the Constance M. Rourke Prize for best article in American Quarterly in 2020.
Talks & Events
January 31, 2022 - Invited Speaker with Héctor Beltrán (MIT) for the Material, Visual, and Digital Culture Research Seminar, Department of Anthropology at the University College London.
October 6-9, 2021 - Panelist at a roundtable on Kate Chandler's Unmanning: How Humans, Machine and Media Perform Drone Warfare (2020) and co-chairing panels with Héctor Beltrán on "Borderlands and/as Machine: Technoscience in Unequal and Uncertain Lifeworlds" at the next 4S (Society for Social Studies of Science) Annual Meeting.
September 7, 2021 - Invited Speaker of the African Technoscapes Cluster @ Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research.
April 17, 2021 - Keynote (remote) on "Latinidad and Technology" at La Academia del Pueblo, Wayne State University.
| U.S.-Mexico borderlands |
| History of technology & imperial formations |
| Human-Computer Interaction |
| Digital labor |
| Science & Technology Studies | Latina/o/x Studies | American Studies |
Photograph by John Moore / Getty Images (2013)
Performance by Ricardo Dominguez, Ian Alan Paul, Kate Chandler