Reflections on citizenship: between promise and practice

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This piece reflects on my work and its relationship to the study of citizenship. Throughout my career, I have studied citizenship from various vantage points–including the regimes that extend/restrict rights; the movements that seek to deepen citizenship; the organizations that can upend it; and the states that are necessary to protect it. As a whole, my scholarship speaks to the inherent tension between inclusion and exclusion as well as between promise and practice. In this context, my work features the importance of social movements struggling to contest (and advance) the boundaries of citizenship (and often human rights)–expanding who is included and the rights this affords.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)718-725
Number of pages8
JournalCitizenship Studies
Issue number4-5
StatePublished - 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Political Science and International Relations


  • Citizenship
  • democracy
  • ethnicity
  • latin america
  • social movements
  • violence


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