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Sanctuary Cities

Background

This project, funded through Northeastern’s Global Resilience Institute, considers ways that cities might become more resilient as they respond to various forms of oppression, human rights violations, and other unjust exercises of power worldwide.

As an entry point to this issue, we focus on Boston and the concept of sanctuary cities. Our interdisciplinary research team explores four aspects of the sanctuary cities concept and its implementation in Boston:

(1) their philosophical grounding;

(2) their intersecting legal frameworks, including infrastructure, immigrant status and law enforcement;

(3) their impacts on health and well-being of city residents; and

(4) their spatial dimensions.

Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University

Funded by The Global Resilience Institute, Northeastern University

Project Team

Alisa Lincoln - Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research, Northeastern University

Alisa K Lincoln
Principal Investigator
Director of IHESJR

Northeastern University

Amy Farrell

Amy Farrell
Associate Director, IRJ
Northeastern University

CJ Cuevas

Carlos Cuevas
Associate Professor
Northeastern University

Berna Turam

Berna Turam
Director of International Affairs Program
Northeastern University

Martha-Davis

Martha Davis
Professor of Law and Associate Dean
Northeastern University

Tibrine Fonseca

Tibrine Da Fonseca
Stipend Graduate Assistant
Northeastern University

Ashley Houston - Northeastern University

Ashley Houston
Stipend Graduate Assistant
Northeastern University