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Nancy Hiemstra Assistant Professor Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies College of Arts and Sciences


Nancy Hiemstra is a political geographer whose research focuses on the consequences of immigration enforcement policies. In particular, she conducts research on the effects of U.S. detention and deportation policies in Latin America (specifically Ecuador), and critically considers the relationship between ideas of homeland security and daily experiences of insecurity.  She recently initiated a project called the "internal material economies of detention," focusing on the interior realities of detention facilities, including those located in New York. 


  • PhD, Maxwell School, Syracuse University
  • MA, University of Oregon
  • BA, University of Virginia