Specters of belonging (2018)

the political life cycle of Mexican migrants

in: Studies in subaltern Latina/o politics


Drawing on his experiences leading citizenship classes for Mexican migrants and working with cross-border activists, Adrián Félix examines the political lives (and deaths) of Mexican migrants in Specters of Belonging. Tracing transnationalism across the different stages of the migrant political life cycle - beginning with the so-called political baptism of naturalization and ending with the practice by which migrant bodies are repatriated to Mexico for burial after death, Félix reveals the varied ways in which Mexican transnational subjects practice citizenship in the United States as well as Mexico.