This project traces discourses and narratives by and about migrants and refugees in the news media and in political rhetoric in Ecuador and Colombia. In doing so, it seeks to unpack securitization processes and expose the ways in which meaning and identities of migrant vs. citizen, insiders vs. outsiders are socially constructed, including the implications for security, peacebuilding, and social and political participation.


Jeffrey D. Pugh. 2017. "Universal Citizenship Through the Discourse and Policy of Rafael Correa." Latin American Politics and Society 59(3): 98-121.

Works in Progress:

Jeffrey D. Pugh & Jennifer Moya, "Words of (Un)welcome: Securitization & Migration Discourses in Ecuadorian Media," (March 1, 2020). Available at SSRN: