Katharyne Mitchell is Dean of Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology at the University of California Santa Cruz. Her current research explores the role of faith-based organizations in providing humanitarian aid and refuge to migrants. She is interested in the transnational networking employed by church groups to protect asylum claimants, the policy impacts of church-based forms of activism, and the shifting meanings and practices of sanctuary. Mitchell is the author of many books and publications, including Crossing the Neoliberal Line: Pacific Rim Migration and the Metropolis (2004), Making Workers: Radical Geographies of Education (2018), and the co-edited volume, Handbook on Critical Geographies of Migration (2019). She was the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 2016.
“The Charismatic Authority of Sacred Space: Sanctuary, Memory, and the Revival of Alternative Justice”