Dr. Victor Santos Rodriguez is a visiting lecturer in the Department of International Relations/Political Science at the Graduate Institute, Geneva. He studies the political economies of the (in)securitization of migration through the body, both as a surface on which “regimes of truth” are inscribed and as a material site where domination operates and forms of resistance appear. This has led him to explore a wide spectrum of insecuritizing techniques that target migrant bodies (police raids, detention, deportation, biometric identification, medical interventions, etc.), their gendered and racialized logics and how they function as technologies of exploitation. Particularly attentive to the embodied experiences of marginalization and insecurity, his research relies heavily on interviews and fieldwork.
In addition to his teaching and research activities, Victor Santos Rodriguez co-manages Jet d’Encre, an online participatory platform whose democratic objective is – among others – to ensure the dissemination of academic knowledge that has the ability to contribute positively to public deliberations.