Kristin Yarris, Department of International Studies
Kristin Yarris is an academic expert on transnational migration, especially in the Americas. At the University of Oregon, she is an assistant professor of international studies and is affiliated with the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies and the Center for the Study of Women in Society, as well as the Center for Global Health. Her research has focused on transnational families and intergenerational caregiving in Nicaragua, and she has an ongoing ethnographic project examining transit migration through Mexico en route to the U.S. Another research area focuses on psychiatry, mental illness, and mental health care in Mexico. Kristin is able to speak on issues related to migration, health and illness, and the social and cultural determinants of health and mental health.
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Public charge provisions hurt citizen children too (The Hill, Dec. 8, 2018)
Getting perspective from World Refugee Day (Jefferson Public Radio, June 19, 2017)
Visualizing risk and potential: Migrants in zones of transit (Youth Circulations, Jan. 25, 2016)
From alienation to protection: Central American child migration (AccessDenied, Sept. 4, 2014)
Flood of Central American immigrants is focus of UO researcher (Around the O, Aug. 20, 2014)