Dr. Esperanza Camargo

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Assistant Professor

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Dr. Camargo focuses on violence against women from an international, multicausal perspective. She examined gendered patterns of intergenerational transmission of violence, and how gender relates to intimate partner violence and child abuse over time. She also analyzed violence against women as it relates to family structure, as well as children’s violence against their mothers. Additionally, she analyzed violence against rural and urban women. Regarding migration and human rights, she has investigated Salvadoran forced migration and state crimes, and the trauma asylum seekers endure before seeking asylum in the U.S. Dr. Camargo incorporates inclusiveness as a principle of her research, teaching, and service. For example, her two current projects—the Prison Arts Collective (PAC) and Narratives of Trauma and Loss: Letters from Migrant Detention—both include the work of faculty from various SDSU colleges as well as collaboration from other CSU campuses and the intersection of different disciplines, such as social work, geography, and Latin American studies.

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