Tania Bonilla Mena is a PhD candidate in Sociology at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences, FLACSO Ecuador. She holds an MA in Gender Studies (FLACSO Ecuador) and a BA in Sociology (Pontifical Catholic University). Her research interests are gender studies, international migration, border studies and globalization. She has conducted research on deportation regimes and undocumented women in the United States. Her doctoral research delves deeper into the study of border regimes, analyzing the mobilities and immobilities of the Venezuelan migrant population in the face of the reinforcement of migration policies and border control in Ecuador and the South American context.