Amelia Frank-Vitale

Postdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer
Latin American Studies
Office Hours

Teaching Fall 2022

Central Americans and Asylum in the United States - LAS 362 / ANT 362 / LAO 362



Amelia Frank-Vitale (Ph.D., University of Michigan). Frank-Vitale is an anthropologist of migration, deportation, and violence in Central America and Mexico. Her current research project examines how Hondurans navigate life after being deported back to neighborhoods labeled as some of the world’s most violent. Her work connects regional immigration and security policies, organized crime, state violence, and the everyday experience of life in and around San Pedro Sula. She has been published in Geopolitics, Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, EntreDiversidades, and Public Anthropologist. Her commentary has also appeared in The Washington Post, Fortune Magazine, NACLA Report on the Americas, ContraCorriente, and The World Policy Journal. Her work has been supported by the Wenner-Gren Foundation, The Social Sciences Research Council, the Inter-American Foundation, and the American Council of Learned Societies.