Inspired by Nicholas De Genova, et. al’s “New Keywords: Migration and Borders”, the International Organization for Migration’s Key Migration Terms, and recent debates regarding the distinction between “refugee” and “migrant,” this one-day seminar explores key and emerging terms in migration studies and the growing gap between vocabulary and lived reality. It kicks off Borders and Belonging, a series of events on human migration organized by the CLRC over the spring of 2016, helps open Rethinking Migration, a two-day conference that the CLRC will host May 6-7, 2016, and helps us prepare for Non-citizenship, our 2016-17 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation John E. Saywer Seminar.
This seminar is open to UCSC faculty and students, although space is limited, so attendees must register in advance. Readings will circulate prior to the seminar.
Please register for the seminar here. Registration will close on Friday, March 25, 2016.
Nicholas De Genova is one of the world’s leading migration scholars. He is the author and editor of numerous publications, among them, The Deportation Regime: Sovereignty, Space, and the Freedom of Movement (co-edited with Nathalie Peutz, Duke University Press, 2010), Racial Transformations: Latinos and Asians Remaking the United States (Duke University Press, 2006), Working the Boundaries: Race, Space, and “Illegality” in Mexican Chicago (Duke University Press, 2005), and “Migrant ‘Illegality’ and Deportability in Everyday Life” (Annual Review of Anthropology, 2002). His current projects explore migration, race, and postcoloniality in Europe. He holds a permanent appointment as Reader in Urban Geography and directs a research group on spatial politics in the Department of Geography at King’s College London.