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Eileen Truax

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

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Eileen Truax is a veteran journalist specialized in migration and politics. She holds a Master's degree in Communication and Politics by the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (México), and was a Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan (USA). Currently she's a PhD candidate in Media, Communications and Culture at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), where she's also a lecturer at the Master's degree in Literary Journalism programme.

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Eileen Truax is the author of three books: Dreamers: an Immigrant Generation's Fight for their American Dream (Beacon Press 2015. Selected by the Association of American University Presses AAUP for the 2016 Annual Collection for Public and School Libraries); We Built the Wall. How the US keeps out asylum seekers from Mexico, Central America and Beyond (Verso 2018), and How does it feel to be unwanted. Stories of resistance and resilience from Mexicans living in the United States (Beacon Press 2018). All of them have been published in Spanish too, and her work has been published in eight other books.

Eileen holds a B.A. in Social Communication and an M.A. in Communication and Politics (Summa Cum Laude) by the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (México). She has been awarded fellowships by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), the Carter Center, and the Iber-American Foundation for New Journalism (FNPI), among others. She has been a board member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ); during that time, she was in charge of the NAHJ “Tendiendo Puentes” bi-national journalism conference, celebrated in Mexico City.

Currently Eileen is Content Director of the Congreso Internacional de Periodismo de Migraciones, an annual event celebrated Spain, and she teaches courses and workshops for several universities and NGOs in the Americas and Europe. She's also lecturer at the Master programme in Literary Journalism, Communications and Humanities at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).

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