Eva Bitran is a joint JD/PhD candidate at the Harvard Law School and in the History Department. She received her BA from Yale University in 2009. Her previous work looked at the decolonization of the Western Sahara and the refugee crisis that followed. Eva's current research interests include the international and transnational history of migration and its regulation. Her dissertation project explores the relationship between movement policing in the U.S. colonies of Puerto Rico and the Philippines, and the consolidation of the U.S.-Mexico border at the turn of the twentieth century.