Elyse Hatch-Rivera

Elyse Hatch-Rivera is a rising senior at Macalester College, majoring in Political Science with a concentration in Legal Studies. At Macalester, she is a member of the Women’s Soccer team and organizes a BIPOC student athlete collective. In addition, at Macalester Elyse has been researching the 100-Mile Border Zone and its carceral logic. In 2021, she also worked with COPAL to implement a media initiative for the 100-mile border zone. Through this project and her time at Macalester, Elyse has developed interest in the contradictions between critical carceral studies and traditional theories of securitization and their effects on Latinx personhood. This summer Elyse will be working as a legal research intern for CIC on their Prison Nursery Project.