Systems and subversion: A review of structural violence and im/migrant health

S. Guillot-Wright, E. Cherryhomes, L. Wang, M. Overcash

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Im/migrants in the United States are at heightened risk for a host of adverse behavioral, mental, and physical health disparities, which increase their vulnerability to disease and death. Our review of the literature shows how their health disparities are linked to structural factors that can limit their access to political, legal, and economic resources and manifest at different levels of social influence. However, scholars studying structural violence also show how im/migrants simultaneously are subject to and subvert structural violence. Efforts to address health inequities and learning how to dismantle structural violence must center im/migrant experiences and voices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number101431
JournalCurrent Opinion in Psychology
StatePublished - Oct 2022


  • Health equity
  • Im/migration
  • Resistance
  • Structural violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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