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Mark Ensalaco

Mark Ensalaco

Associate Professor; Director of Human Rights Research


Email: Mark Ensalaco

Phone: 937-229-2750

Ensalaco's expertise is in terrorism, political violence, human rights, dictators, human trafficking, immigration and Latin America. He is the author of the book Middle Eastern Terrorism: From Black September to September 11 and several journal articles on human rights. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: CBS Radio News, CNN en Espanol, CNN International, Fox News Channel, BBC, Reuters, The New York Times, Voice of America and several on-camera appearances in Dayton. Ensalaco is fluent in Spanish.
Miranda Hallett

Miranda Hallett

Associate Professor


Phone: 937-229-2430

Hallett’s research deals with immigration, including myths and facts about immigrants, particularly undocumented immigrants from Latin America, and their impact on the economy, the tax base and crime rates; violence in Central America that fosters an increase in asylum seekers and how current patterns of U.S. military intervention in Latin America affects migration patterns; Central American youth gangs, particularly MS-13, and policies to control their activities and movement in El Salvador and in the U.S.; anti-immigrant rhetoric and stereotypes by politicians in electoral campaigns; the legal differences of forms of immigration status and the history of laws covering immigrants, temporary workers, refugees and asylum seekers; and the history of the "sanctuary movement." The following media outlets have quoted her: Houston Chronicle, Christian Science Monitor and Dayton Daily News.