How, when, where, and why do citizenship, migration, labor, border, and carceral studies converge? What happens when we put these fields in dialogue with one another? Why the distinction between migration studies and refugee studies? When do forced migration and labor migration overlap and when are they different? Who is a “migrant,” “refugee,” “citizen,” and “worker”? What is the difference between prisoner and detainee? Between citizen and denizen? Over 2016-17, scholars at UC Santa Cruz involved with Non-citizenship, our Andrew W. Mellon Foundation John E. Sawyer Seminar on the Comparative Study of Culture, will grapple with these questions as we reflect on and link our Sawyer Seminar’s 3 themes: forced migration, labor mobility and precarity, and the fluidity of status. Bridget Anderson, Professor of Migration and Citizenship and Deputy Director of the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society at the University of Oxford, helps kick off our discussion by leading a seminar for UC Santa Cruz faculty, staff, and students on key and emerging questions and concerns in citizenship, migration, labor, border, and carceral studies.
Emily Mitchell-Eaton, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Scholar, will moderate the seminar with Professor Anderson.
UC Santa Cruz faculty, staff, and students should register for the seminar here by Tuesday, September 27. To access the readings, click on the following links:
- Mark Freedland and Cathryn Costello, “Migrants at Work and the Division of Labour Law,” in Migrants at Work: Immigration and Vulnerability in Labour Law, ed. Cathryn Costello and Mark Freedland (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015), 1-28.
- Mae M. Ngai, Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2004). CLICK HERE FOR THE INTRODUCTION.
- Sarah Van Walsum, The Family and the Nation: Dutch Family Migration Policies in the Context of Changing Family Norms (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008).
- Noah Zatz and Eileen Boris, “Seeing Work, Envisioning Citizenship,” Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal Vol. 18: 95-109.
Other Events with Bridget Anderson
- Brown bag luncheon and discussion about the introduction to Bridget Anderson’s Us and Them (Oxford University Press, 2013) and Bridget Anderson and Joseph Carens’ “Critical Dialogue” (Perspectives on Politics Vol. 13, No. 3 ), Friday, September 16, 11:00am-1:00pm, Charles E. Merrill Lounge. This event is open to UC Santa Cruz faculty, students, and staff. Attendees are free to bring their own lunches and should email Catherine Ramírez (firstname.lastname@example.org) if they plan on joining us.
- Building Bridges and Institutions: A Conversation with Bridget Anderson, Wednesday, October 5, 2:00-4:00pm, Humanities 1, Room 210. This event is open to UC Santa Cruz faculty, students, and staff. PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE CONVERSATION ON INSTITUTION BUILDING HERE BY WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28.
- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Citizenship and the Politics of Exlcusion, Sawyer Seminar Opening Keynote, Thursday, October 6, 6:30-8:00pm, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (705 Front Street). THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, BUT ATTENDEES ARE ASKED TO REGISTER IN ADVANCE.