Adrienne Pine's Blog, Interview

Voting in Missouri: The Old Rules Again to Limit Voting and Asylum for Sale – Adrienne Pine’s book on the Asylum Industrial Complex

By Judy Ancel
Heartland Labor Forum
October 28th, 2021

How safe is your vote? This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we talk to Sara Zorich of the Jackson County Election Board about your ballot’s journey from the voting booth to the counting room, rule changes for absentee voting, and other issues. Then, we’ll talk to Adrienne Pine about the book Asylum for Sale: Profit and Protest in the Migration Industry and how it profits from the monitored vulnerability of asylees. Tune in Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am.

Adrienne Pine is a critical medical anthropologist whose work has explored the embodiment of structural violence and imperialism in Honduras, cross-cultural approaches to revolutionary nursing, and neoliberal fascism. She has served as an expert country conditions witness in around 100 asylum cases over the past fifteen years. Adrienne is an assistant professor at the American University and author of Working Hard, Drinking Hard: On Violence and Survival in Honduras

Siobhán McGuirk is an anthropologist, journalist, curator, and filmmaker whose work focuses on gender and sexuality in the context of migration and the affective impacts of social justice organizing. She is a postdoctoral early career researcher at Goldsmiths University of London and is a member of the editorial collective of Red Pepper magazine.

Check out Adrienne Pine and Siobhán McGuirk’s & new book:

Asylum for Sale: Profit and Protest in the Migration Industry