Katherine Jensen interview by Mother Jones “What the United States Can Learn From Brazil About Asylum”

Katherine Jensen was interviewed by Mother Jones following the publication of her book The Color of Asylym: The Racial Politics of Safe Haven in Brazil. 

From Mother Jones: “Drawing from 15 months of fieldwork and interviews, Jensen documents how government officials evaluate asylum claims and the ways in which “migrants have the human right to seek asylum—but not to obtain it.” Mother Jones spoke with Jensen about the racialized notions of worthiness and belonging in the context of asylum and the lessons the United States can learn from a country as racially diverse as Brazil.”

Read the full interview here.