Cato, Genevieve

Committee: Anna Sampaio, Radhika Balakrishnan, Carlos Decena
Post-MA Employment/Education: Legislative Director, State Representative Mary Gonzalez of Texas.
Thesis/Practicum: Thesis: The Anchor Baby: Discursive Constructions of Immigrant Subjects
RU Core Link: https://rucore.libraries.rutgers.edu/rutgers-lib/37385/

Genevieve is a feminist activist who holds a B.A. in International Relations from St. Edward's University with a focus on human rights and women's rights. Her experiences in community and labor organizing informed her undergraduate research focus on issues of social justice, including policies addressing FGM in immigrant communities in the United States and Europe, the Global Gag Rule and its effects on women internationally, and published work on the history of Iraq under the British Mandate in the interwar period. Her work at Rutgers has addressed the human rights of undocumented immigrants and the impact of NAFTA on poverty in Mexico and trends in emigration from Mexico to the United States. Her MA thesis examines "anchor baby" rhetoric on cable news networks through critical discourse analysis and the consequences of this "anchor baby" discourse on the lived experiences of immigrant populations in the United States.