This essay reflects on the campus sanctuary movement that accelerated in the immediate aftermath of the 2016 US presidential election, focusing on the promises and pitfalls for activists who pushed to have their campuses declared sanctuaries for undocumented students, staff, and faculty. It offers a personal case study that relates to the nationwide push for campus sanctuary.
The S Word: Sanctuary at Home and Across US Higher Education
Jason Ruiz is Associate Professor in the Department of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He wishes to thank the students, faculty, and staff at Notre Dame and across the country who work on issues related to the undocumented student experience and, especially, Leonor Wangensteen for her extensive insights about the situation at Notre Dame. He also thanks Karma R. Chávez for the opportunity to share this reflection. Correspondence to: Jason Ruiz, Department of American Studies, 1041 Flanner Hall, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA. Email: email@example.com.
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Jason Ruiz; The S Word: Sanctuary at Home and Across US Higher Education. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 March 2020; 9 (1): 101–105. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2020.9.1.101
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