Summary Academic Interest
I'm interested on the phenomena of inclusion and exclusion within the borders of the state. More specifically, I would like to uncover practices of social and spatial exclusion within marginalized groups of internal migrants. These are individuals who are entitled to the protections of the state as citizens but that, in reality, are seen as a burden by official organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and civil society in general. My research then questions the ascription of all-inclusive benefits to the institution of citizenship by modern democracies and promotes a careful reexamination of benefit distribution and development strategies.