Josiah Heyman, Ph.D.

heyman_josiah.jpgProfessor of Anthropology and Director, Center for Interamerican and Border Studies, University of Texas at El Paso

Heyman’s teaching, research, and applied engagement center on immigration, especially at the U.S.-Mexico border. He specifically focuses on immigration law enforcement, agencies, officers, and tactics, and attendant human rights issues. Related to this, he studies border enforcement of all types (guns, drugs, money, terrorism, as well as migration), and alternatives to current border security policies. Also, Heyman works on border cultures, environmental issues (especially water), and access and barriers to health care in border regions. He was a member and for a two terms Chair of the Public Policy Committee of the SfAA. He is currently Board President of the Border Network for Human Rights, and Coordinator of the Training, Complaints, and Operations working group of the Southern Border Communities Coalition, human rights advocates engaged in dialogue with Congress and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.