Emmanuel Guerisoli

Student Fellow

Emmanuel Guerisoli is a PhD Candidate in Sociology and History at the New School for Social Research in New York City. Previously, he studied law in Argentina and France, specializing on criminal, international criminal law, constitutional law and human rights, and a masters on politics and international studies in the United States, focusing on international security and terrorism. Emmanuel’s research explores the legal institutional framework and its devices, such as the travel ban, deportations, military commissions, and denationalization among others, that have emerged during the war on terror and that have critically altered the borders of U.S. jurisdiction, shattering the uniformity of constitutional protection to citizens and foreigners. Particularly, Emmanuel’s focus is on the interaction between the extra and intra-territorial dynamics of the legal mechanisms of the war on terror and U.S. borders as artifacts that mobilize and immobilize populations. Emmanuel relies on race critical theory and (post)colonial studies, making use of a historical comparative methodology and critical legal analysis. This is in order to trace the complex genealogies of each different legal mechanisms and to showcase how they have generated differential citizenship by extending jurisdiction beyond U.S. borders and by fragmenting constitutional protections to certain subjects within the country.