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  • Emmanuel Guerisoli

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility


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    Emmanuel Guerisoli


    Emmanuel Guerisoli holds a PhD in Sociology and History from The New School for Social Research and is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility.

    Previously, he studied law in Argentina and France, specializing in international criminal law and human rights, and earned a Master's degree in politics and international studies in the United States, focusing on international security and terrorism. In his doctoral dissertation, he explores how the interaction of emergency regimes, racialized securitization, and settler colonial spatial frameworks cements the foundations of the war on terror’s legal architecture and informs the design of the different legal modalities that have been applied by the United States against terrorist subjects.

    Emmanuel relies on race critical theory and (post)colonial studies, making use of a historical comparative methodology and critical legal analysis, in order to trace the complex genealogies of each different legal mechanisms, revealing their settler colonial legacies and showcasing how they have generated differential citizenship by extending jurisdiction beyond U.S. borders and by fragmenting constitutional protections to certain racialized subjects within the country. While at Zolberg, he will teach courses focusing on racialized (im)mobilities and settler colonialism, transform his dissertation into a book manuscript, and start exploring a research framework to study the current, and future, effects of climate change on human and no-human mobility and to develop impact scenarios on states capabilities.

    He has taught courses on race critical theory, sociological theory, citizenship, legal, political & historical sociology, migration, and state & non-state violence. He has also been engaged with NGOs and other agencies in Buenos Aires and NYC in areas such as imprisonment, sexual violence, reproductive rights, immigration. Since March 2020, he has been involved with COVID mitigation and research efforts at various medical and vaccination centers in the New York City area, focusing on assisting Hispanic patients.

    Future Courses

    Settlers, Natives, Migrants
    GHIS 5106, Fall 2024

    Settlers, Natives, Migrants
    GSOC 5126, Fall 2024

    Past Courses

    Boundaries and Belonging
    NINT 5888, Spring 2024

    Race and Empire
    LHIS 3048, Fall 2023

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