The “border” is not a line on the ground, but a tool to enable violence and surveillance.
Monica Muñoz Martinez
Monica Muñoz Martinez is an associate professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin and author of the award-winning book The Injustice Never Leaves You: Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas (Harvard University Press, 2018). She is cofounder of the nonprofit organization Refusing to Forget, which calls for a public reckoning with racial violence in Texas. Martinez helped develop an award-winning exhibit on racial terror in the early 20th century for the Bullock Texas State History Museum and worked to secure four state historical markers along the US-Mexico border.