JOURNALIST AND WRITER
Panel Discussion on Immigration and Race Relations Authors Todd Miller, Sheryll Cashin, and Sasha Polakow-Suransky talked about their respective books dealing with topics that include immigration and race relations: Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security, Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy, and Go Back to Where You …
At the precise moment in his State of the Union address when President Donald Trump was reassuring the U.S. public yet again that he would build a border wall, I arrived at the San Juan Bosco shelter in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico with a group of students from Prescott College. We were about to a face …
Presented by author and journalist Todd Miller at UC Davis on January 25, 2018. Hosted by the UC Davis Institute for Social Sciences. Co-sponsored by the AB540 and Undocumented Student Center, the Department of Political Science, the Migration Research Cluster, and the School of Law.
“A galvanizing forecast of global warming’s endgame and a powerful indictment of America’s current stance.”―Kirkus Reviews
In Storming the Wall, Todd Miller travels around the world to connect the dots between climate-ravaged communities, the corporations cashing in on border militarization, and emerging movements for sustainability and environmental justice. Reporting from the flashpoints of climate clashes, and from likely sites of futures battles, Miller chronicles a growing system of militarized divisions between the rich and the poor, the environmentally secure and the environmentally exposed.
“Scathing and deeply reported . . . quite possibly the right book at the right time”—Los Angeles Times
In fast-paced prose, Miller sounds an alarm as he chronicles the changing landscape. Travelling the country—and beyond—to speak with the people most involved with and impacted by the Border Patrol, he combines these first-hand encounters with careful research to expose a vast and booming industry for high-end technology, weapons, surveillance, and prisons. While politicians and corporations reap substantial profits, the experiences of millions of men, women, and children point to staggering humanitarian consequences. Border Patrol Nation shows us in stark relief how the entire country has become a militarized border zone, with consequences that affect us all.
I have researched and written about border issues for more than 15 years, the last seven as an independent journalist and writer. I reside in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands (Tucson, Arizona), but have also spent many years living and working in Oaxaca, Mexico. My work has appeared in the New York Times, TomDispatch, The Nation, Guernica, Al Jazeera English, and Common Dreams, among other places.
I have authored two books: the recently released Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security (City Lights, 2017) and Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security (City Lights, 2014). I am currently at work on another project investigating the extension of the U.S. border regime abroad–to places far away from U.S. territorial boundaries but well within its political and economic sphere of influence.
Finally, I’m a contributing editor on border and immigration issues for NACLA Report on the Americas and its column “Border Wars”.