About Eithne Luibheid Ph.D.
Eithne Luibhéid received a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Pregnant on Arrival: Making the ‘Illegal’ Immigrant (University of Minnesota Press, 2013) and Entry Denied: Controlling Sexuality at the Border (University of Minnesota Press, 2002); editor of a special issue of GLQ on “Queer/Migration” (2008); co-editor of A Global History of Sexuality (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014), Queer Migration: Sexuality, U.S. Citizenship, and Border Crossings (University of Minnesota Press, 2005), and a special issue of Women’s Studies International Forum on “Representing Migrant Women in Ireland and the E.U.” (2004); and the author of various articles and book chapters on migration, sexualities, and racialization. With Sally Stevens and Rosi Andrade from the Southwest Institute for Research on Women, and Spike Peterson from the School of Government and Public Policy, she is working on a project about Immigrant Mothers with Citizen Children: Rethinking Family Welfare Policies in a Transnational Era. Her current book project, Queering Regularization, challenges the framing of undocumented migrants as problem subjects and instead, critically examines what it would take to encourage widescale divestment from the unearned privileges associated with national citizenship status.