For simplicity, I have divided my publications into two groups: academic and non-academic. Academic publications come first, including peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and book reviews. Scroll down or click here to view Op-Eds & Essays that I have published in The Hill, The Conversation, and other outlets.

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Academic Publications

Kocher. A. (in review) The Carceral Geographies of Mass Immigrant Surveillance: How SmartLINK is Enabling ICE to Scale Up Its Electronic Monitoring Program.

Jones, R., Kocher, A., Sultana, F., Smiles, D., McSweeney, K., & Molnar, P. (2023). Interventions on public geographies. Political Geography. Temporary share link:

Hubbard, P., Koch, R., Kocher, A., Klosterkamp, S., & Valverde, M. (2023). Book review forum: Infrastructure. Urban Studies, 0(0).

Davidson, L., Hlass, L., & Kocher. A. (2023) The Double Abandonment of Immigrant Youth: How the Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Program Harms Those It Was Designed to Protect. Georgetown Law Review. Available online.

Kocher, A. (2023). Glitches in the Digitization of Asylum: How CBP One Turns Migrants’ Smartphones into Mobile Borders. Societies, 13(6), 149.

Putnam Hart, J., & Kocher, A. (2022). Impacts of Teaching Critical Race Theory and Applying Contact Theory Methods to Student’s Cross-Cultural Competency in Diversity Courses. Teaching Sociology.

Leigh Goffe, T., Gleeson, S., Khan, A., Kocher, A., Washington, C., Salcido, J., Phansalkar, R., Persadie, R., Jackson, A., Iralu, E., Violet Lee, E., Abushama, H., Elamin, N., Tawil, R., Sosa-Riddell, C., Arrizón-Palomera, E., Moore, K., Macklin Camel, L., Bernal Ramirez, M., Morales, N., Pinheiro, A., Ozaki, A., Nascimento, A., Roberts, C., Díaz, E., & Gillam, R. (2022). The World We Became: Map Quest 2350, A Speculative Atlas Beyond Climate Crisis. Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas, 7, 5-51. doi:10.1163/23523085-07010002

Kocher, A. (2022). Welcoming the stranger in Trump’s America: Notes on the everyday processes of constructing and enduring sanctuary. Hospitality & Society, 12(2), 165-183.

Kocher, A. (2022). Studying Up’ the FOIA State (in Symposium on Margaret Kwoka’s Saving the Freedom of Information Act”). Yale Journal on Regulation.

Kocher, A. (2021). Court of Injustice: Law without Recognition in U.S. Immigration. Contemporary Sociology, 50(6), 507-509.

Kocher, A. (2021). Migrant Protection Protocols and the Death of Asylum. Journal of Latin American Geography, 20(1), 249-258.

Kocher, A., & Stuesse, A. (2020). Undocumented Activism and Minor Politics: Inside the Cramped Political Spaces of Deportation Defense Campaigns. Antipode, 53(2), 331-354.

Kocher, A. (2020). Book Review: Legal Passing: Navigating Undocumented Life and Local Immigration Law. International Migration Review, 54, 1283–1285.

Coleman, M., & Kocher, A. (2019). Rethinking the Gold Standard” of Racial Profiling: §287(g), Secure Communities and Racially Discrepant Police Power. American Behavioral Scientist, 63(9), 1185–1220.

Kocher, A. (2018). Book Review: Terrorizing Latina/o Immigrants: Race, Gender, and Immigration Policy Post-9/11. International Migration Review, 50(2), e19-e20.

Kocher, A. (2018). Immigration Courts, Judicial Acceleration, and the Intensification of Immigration Enforcement in the First Year of the Trump Administration. In J. Kowalski (Ed.), Reading Trump: A Parallax View on the US Presidency. Palgrave.

Kocher, A. (2017). The New Resistance: Immigrant Rights Organizing in an Era of Trump. Journal of Latin American Geography, 16(2), 165-171. doi:10.1353/lag.2017.0027.

Kocher, A. (2017). Trump and Immigration Enforcement: The First 100 Days. Society & Space.

Kocher, A. (2017). Book Review: Carceral Geographies: Spaces and Practices of Incarceration by Dominique Moran. The Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe canadien, 61(1), e17-e18.

Burridge, A., Gill, N., Kocher, A., & Martin, L. (2017). Polymorphic Borders. Territory, Politics, Governance, 5(3), 1-13.

Kocher, A. (2016). Book Review Precarious Worlds: Contested Geographies of Social Reproduction by Katie Meehan and Kendra Strauss. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2015. Historical Geography, 44, 173-174.

Ahlqvist, O., Loffing, T., Ramanathan, J., & Kocher, A. (2012). Geospatial Human-environment Simulation through Integration of Massive Multiplayer Online Games and Geographic Information Systems. Transactions in GIS, 16(3), 331-350.

Coleman, M., & Kocher, A. (2011). Detention, Deportation, Devolution and Immigrant Incapacitation in the U.S., Post 9/11. Geographical Journal, 177(3), 228-237.

Op-Eds & Essays

Kocher, A. (2023). Growing Numbers of Afghan Migrants Face Deportation in Court. The Immigration Lab Blog.

Kocher, A. (2023). Asylum Seekers Encounter a New Digital Border: Their Smartphones. The Immigration Lab Blog.

Kocher, A. (2021). Will protected areas’ really be safe from immigration enforcement? Probably not. The Hill.

Unger, A.-T., & Kocher, A. (2021). Migrant Protection Protocols Along U.S.-Mexico Border Come to an End, but the Assault on Asylum Continues. Border Criminologies.

Sperling, R., & Kocher, A. (2021). Lawsuit Claims LIBRE BY NEXUS Cheats Immigrants,’ But Will Biden Administration Address Roots of Problem? Latino Rebels.

Kocher, A. (2021). Biden ends policy forcing asylum-seekers to remain in Mexico’ — but for 41,247 migrants, it’s too late. The Conversation.

Kocher, A. (2020). Challenging State Narratives about Immigrant Criminality. Border Criminologies.

Kocher, A. (2020). ICE Filed Over 100,000 New Cases and Clogged the Courts at the Peak of the Pandemic. Documented.

Kocher, A. (2020). The swamp that needs draining now: It’s the immigration backlog ICE created through indiscriminate deportations. New York Daily News.

Kocher, A. (2020). What’s behind Trump’s project to defund anarchist jurisdictions?’. The Hill.

Kocher, A. (2018). Blurring the Border: Immigration Enforcement and Solidarity in Ohio. The Public Eye.

Kocher, A. (2018). Greasing the Deportation Machine: US Immigration Courts under Trump. Border Criminologies.