Shan­non Speed is an Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor of Anthro­pol­o­gy at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas at Austin, and a pub­lic voic­es fel­low with The OpEd Project. She is cur­rent­ly writ­ing a book on vio­lence and the crim­i­nal­i­ty of the Mex­i­can state. Ros­al­va Aída Hernán­dez is a Senior Pro­fes­sor in the Cen­ter for Advanced Stud­ies in Social Anthro­pol­o­gy in Mex­i­co City. She has done research in mil­i­tary vio­lence and human rights in the Mex­i­can state of Guerrero.
From Ayotzinapa to Ferguson: Through an Eye Socket Darkly
The identified body of one of the 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa, Mexico, and the police killings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown in the U.S. reveal deep similarities between the two countries' political classes.