Erika Herrera Rosales is a PhD candidate from the Sociology department at the University of Warwick. Her research addresses the social relationship between humanitarian organisations and migrants from Northern Central America (Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras) travelling through Mexico. Specifically, her project explores the roles, power dynamics and interrelationship of migrants and organisations located in Mexico City, Tapachula and Tijuana. By probing into instances of support, deterrence, victimhood and punitiveness, this research looks at the complexities and effects of humanitarian assistance in the context of transit migration.
Keywords: non-governmental organisations, Mexico, Central America migration, decolonial/postcolonial theory, humanitarianism