Roberta Villalon

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Roberta Villalon

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in Mar del Plata, Argentina


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Original from Mar del Plata, Roberta Villalon was born during the bloodiest years of Argentina's military regime. Since her early years, she has been interested in understanding and debunking social inequalities within and beyond borders. Roberta has devoted her professional career to study and struggle against all shapes and forms of power abuse - from governmental corruption to intimate partner violence. Her background in political science and international relations, together with her expertise in Latin America and Latin@s, has shaped her sociological perspective distinctively. Currently a professor at St. John's University, New York City, Roberta continues to be involved in immigrants' and women's rights community organizations as she d ...more

Anti-Immigration Sentiment and Violence Against Immigrants

As anti-immigration laws are enacted, like Arizona's infamous SB1070, anti-immigration sentiment is on the rise. In such a detrimental context, immigrants become more vulnerable to abuse. Immigrants are targets of violent offenses and crimes, and in an environment filled with fear, they are also prone to remain quiet (even if they have the right to be treated fairly and get protection).
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Published on July 29, 2010 06:59
Average rating: 4.23 · 13 ratings · 1 review · 4 distinct works
Violence Against Latina Imm...

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Latin American Social Movem...

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