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Birthing the Border: U.S-Mexico Border, Whiteness, and Midwifery

by Murray, Nina Kilvert

Abstract

In this thesis, I conduct a transnational analysis of the racialized hierarchies I observed during my research at La Clínica, a midwifery school and birth center on the U.S.-Mexico border. The discourse surrounding La Clínica couches the border space and the clinic in benevolent terms, but interviews with students of color reveal complicated racial and class politics that mediate the clinic and their experiences learning and working there. Students of color are thus motivated to form and create varying modalities of agency in order to define their experiences on their own terms, to express gratitude, and as a vehicle for survival in a predominantly white institution.

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Copyright
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Publisher
Colorado College Tutt Library
PID
coccc:27647
Digital Origin
born digital
Extent
91 pages
Thesis
Senior Thesis -- Colorado College
Thesis Advisor
Nadia Guessous Heidi Lewis
Department/Program
Feminist and Gender Studies
Degree Name
Bachelor of Arts
Degree Type
bachelor
Degree Grantor
Colorado College Tutt Library
Date Issued
2017-05