Gabriella is an assistant professor in human security studies at the National Security Studies Institute at the University of Texas at El Paso. Her research focuses on the organization of the facilitation of irregular migration and border crossings. Her work includes ethnographic research on the internal social dynamics of transnational criminal organizations, and on the responses of migrant and displaced communities to smuggling and trafficking-related violence. She is the author of Human Smuggling and Border Crossings (Routledge 2015).


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