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Angelina Godoy interviewed about her immigration activism work // The Chronicle of Higher Education

December 2, 2019

Angelina Godoy, Director of the University of Washington’s Center for Human Rights and a professor at the Jackson School and Law, Societies & Justice, is interviewed by The Chronicle of Higher Education in a Nov. 17 piece “The line between researcher and activist.”

On what motivated her work in human rights and her focus on Latin America Godoy said: “It was my own personal experience. I grew up mostly in the United States, but my mom was from Colombia, but she has passed away. As a kid, we would travel to Colombia, and it was a very important part of the person I’ve come to be, straddling these two cultures and languages and societies. I think that that has shaped me in all kinds of ways, but as a scholar, it’s certainly shaped my interest in questions of deep inequalities and violence in societies.”