Library and resources

Below is a non-exhaustive list of publications by members of the Zolberg community, organized thematically.

Borders and Sovereignty

Ticktin, Miriam. (2015) “Los problemas de las fronteras humanitarias” (The Problem with Humanitarian Borders), Revista de Delalectología y Tradiciones Populares  LXX (2): 291-97(special issue: “Migration and Refuge in the Mediterranean, Beyond Borders” ed. Liliana Suarez Navaz), Julio-diciembre.

Pisano, Jessica. (2011). “Opting Out under Stalin and Khrushchev: Post-War Sovietization in a Borderlands Magyar Village,” Problems of Post-Communism, 58:1, pp. 58-66.

Kalyvas, Andreas. (2005). “The Sovereign Weaver: Beyond the Camp,” in Politics, Metaphysics, and Death: Essays on Giorgio Agamben’s Homo Sacer, edited by Andrew Norris, Duke University Press.

Pisano, Jessica & Simonyi, André. (2011). “The Social Life of Borders: Political economy at the edge of the EU” in Joan DeBardeleben and Achim Hurrelmann (eds.), Transnational Europe: Promise—Paradox—Limits: 222-238.

Pisano, Jessica. (2009).  “From Iron Curtain to Golden Curtain: Remaking Identity in the European Union Borderlands,” East European Politics and Societies, 23:2, pp. 266-290.

Ticktin, Miriam, (2008), “Sexual Violence as the Language of Border Control: Where French Feminist and Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Meet” Signs: Journal of Women and Culture in Society 33 (4) Summer, 2008: 863-889.

Ticktin, Miriam, (2008), “A Transnational Conversation on French Colonialism, Immigration, Violence and Sovereignty”  with Paola Bachetta and Ruth Marshall, Special Issue of The Scholar and Feminist Online, “Borders on Belonging: Gender and Immigration,” ed. Neferti Tadiar, 6 (3), Summer 2008.


Health, Body, and Food

Chang, Doris F. & Yoon, P. (2011). “Clients’ perceptions of the significance and impact of race in cross-racial therapy.” Psychotherapy Research, 21(5), 567-582.

Chang, Doris F. & Berk, A. (2009). “Making cross-racial therapy work: A phenomenological study of clients’ experiences of cross-racial therapy,” Journal of Counseling Psychology, 56(4), 521-536.

Chang, Doris. (2003). “An Introduction to the Politics of Science: Culture, Race, and Ethnicity and the Supplement to the Surgeon General’s Report on Mental Health,” Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry.

Délano, Alexandra. (2014).“Food Business and the American Dream: Gateway or Obstacle?” Social Research, Volume 81, Number 2.

Parasecoli, Fabio. (2014). “Savoring Semiotics: food in intercultural communication”. Social Semiotics, Vol. 21, No. 5: 645-663.

Parasecoli, Fabio. (2014) “Food, Identity, and Cultural Reproduction in Immigrant Communities” in Social Research. Special Issue: Food & Migration; Vol. 81, No. 2: 417-442.

Parasecoli, Fabio.(2014) “Representations of Caribbean Food in U.S. Popular Culture”. In: Wiebke Beuhausen, Anne Bruske, Ana-Sofia Commichau, Patrick Helder, Sinah Kloss (eds), Caribbean Food Cultures: Culinary Practices and Consumption In the Caribbean and Its Diasporas. Verlag, Bielefeld: transcript, 133-150.

Parasecoli, Fabio.(2014). “We Are Family – Ethnic Food Marketing and the Consumption of Authenticity in Italian-Themed Chain Restaurants”. In: Simone Cinotto (ed), Making Italian America: Consumer Culture and the Production of Ethic Identities. Bronx, NY: Fordham University Press, 244-301.



Labor and Globalization

Bach, Jonathan. (2010). “Remittances, Gender, and Development.” In: Marianne H. Marchand and Anne Sisson Runyan, Gender and Global Restructuring: Sightings, Sites, and Resistances. New York: Routledge.

Bach, Jonathan & Scott Solomon, Michael. (2008). “Labors of Globalization: Emergent State Responses,” New Global Studies,vol. 2, no. 2.

Ghilarducci, Teresa, (2015) What Effect Will Migration Have on European Wages?The Atlantic, September 9, 2015. 



Migrants, Citizenship, and Humanitarianism

Bach, Jonathan. (2011). “Extending Political Rights to Citizens Abroad: Implications for the Nation-State.” Working Paper Series, Graduate Program in International Affairs, The New School.

Delano, Alexandra. (2016).“Mexicans in the United States: In Pursuit of Inclusion”, Current History, November 2016, pp. 305-311.

Délano, Alexandra & Nienass, Benjamin. (2014).“Invisible Victims: Undocumented Migrants and the Aftermath of September 11,” Politics and Society, Vol. 42, no. 3, pp. 399-421.

Forment, A. Carlos, (2015), “Ordinary Ethics and the Emergence of Plebeian Democracy across the Global South: Buenos Aires’s La Salada Market”, Current Anthropology, 56(S11), pp. S116-S125.

McNevin, Anne. (2013). “Ambivalence and Citizenship: Theorising the Political Claims of Irregular Migrants,” Millennium, 41(2), pp. 182-200.

McNevin, Anne, Antje Missbach & Deddy Mulyana. (2016). “The Rationalities of Migration Management: Control and Subversion in an Indonesia-based Counter-Smuggling Campaign,” International Political Sociology, 10(3), 2016: 223-240.

McNevin, Anne. (2014). “Forced Migration in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific” in Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh et. al. (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Pp.639-650.

McNevin, Anne. (2014). “Global Migration and Mobility: Conceptual Approaches, Governing Rationalities and Social Transformations” in Manfred Steger, Paul Battersby and Joseph Siracus (eds.) Sage Handbook of Globalization, London: Sage. Pp.644-661.

Ticktin, Miriam. (2016) “What’s Wrong with Innocence”  Hot Spots, Cultural Anthropology website.

Ticktin, Miriam, (2015) “Humanitarianism’s History of the Singular” Grey Room, 61, Fall 2015, pp. 81-86.

Ticktin, Miriam, (2015) “Non-Human Suffering: A Humanitarian Project” The Clinic and The Courtroom, eds. Tobias Kelly, Ian Harper and Ashkay Khanna. Cambridge University Press. 2015. Pp. 49-71.

Ticktin, Miriam,  (2014), “Humanitarianism as Planetary Politics” At the Limits of Justice: Women of Colour on Terror,  eds. Suvendrini Perera and Sherene Razack. University of Toronto Press. Pp. 406-420.

Ticktin, Miriam. (2014) “Transnational Humanitarianism.” Annual Review of Anthropology, 43: 273-289.

Ticktin, Miriam, (2011),  “The Gendered Human of Humanitarianism: Medicalizing and Politicizing Sexual Violence” Gender and History 23 (2), August 2011: 250-265

Ticktin, Miriam,  (2011), “How Biology Travels: A Humanitarian Trip” Body and Society 17 (2&3), 2011:139-158

Ticktin, Miriam. (2011). Casualties of Care: Immigration and the Politics of Humanitarianism in France. Berkeley: University of California Press.

McNevin, Anne. (2011). Contesting Citizenship: Irregular Migrants and New Frontiers of the Political. New York: Columbia University Press.



Politics of Memory

Délano, Alexandra & Nienass, Benjamin. (2015).“Making Absence Present: The September 11 Memorial,”Routledge Handbook of Memory Studies edited by Anna Lisa Tota and Trever Hagen.

Hattam, Victoria, (2016). “Imperial Designs: Remembering Vietnam at the US-Mexico Border Wall“, Memory Studies, Vol.9 (I), 27-47.

Hattam, Victoria. (2004). “The 1964 Civil Rights Act: Narrating the Past, Authorizing the Future,” Studies in American Political Development, Spring 18: 60-69.




Farman, Abou. (2017) In Defense of Sanctuary. The Baffler, April 6, 2017.

Ticktin, Miriam. (2017) The Sanctuary Movement & Women’s Rights: Sister Struggles. Truth Out, April 29, 2017.




Bach, Jonathan, Mary Ann O’Donnell and Winnie Wong (eds.). (2017) Learning From Shenzhen: China’s Post-Mao Experiment from Special Zone to Model City, The University of Chicago Press.

Bach, Jonathan. (2010) “Peasants into Citizens: Urban Villages in the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone,”Cultural Anthropology Vol. 25, No.3.

Liu, Laura. (2007). “Blank Slates and Disaster Zones: The State, September 11, and the Displacement of Chinatown.” In Indefensible Space: The Architecture of the National Insecurity State. Ed. Michael Sorkin. New York: Routledge.

Liu, Laura. (2006). “Counterhegemony and Context: Racial Crisis, Warfare and Real Estate in the Neoliberal City,” Urban Geography, Vol. 27, No. 8, pp. 714-721.

McNevin, Anne. (2014). “Beyond Territoriality: Rethinking Human Mobility, Border Security and Geopolitical Space from the Indonesian Island of Bintan,” Security Dialogue, 45(3), pp. 295 – 310.

Ticktin, Miriam. (2016) “Calais: Containment Politics in the ‘Jungle’” The Funambulist: Politics of Space and Bodies. 05 (May-June): 28-33.



Transnational Politics

Délano, Alexandra. (2017), “Incorporation, development, migrant organizations and state responsibility across borders”, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol 40, Issue 3.

Délano, Alexandra & Gamlen, Alan. (2015), “Comparing and Theorizing State-Diaspora Relations”, in Diasporas Reimagined: Spaces, Practices, and Belongings, edited by N. Sigona, A. Gamlen, G. Liberatore and H. Neveu Kringelbach, Oxford Diasporas Programme, Oxford, 2015.

Délano, Alexandra & Gamlen, Alan. (2014).“Comparing and Theorizing State-Diaspora Relations”, Political Geography, Vol. 41, pp. 43-53.

Délano, Alexandra. (2014).“The Diffusion of Diaspora Engagement Policies: A Latin American Agenda”, Political Geography, Vol. 41, pp. 90-100.

Délano, Alexandra. (2011). Mexico and Its Diaspora in the United States: Emigration Policies Since 1848, New York: Cambridge University Press.

Race & Ethnicity

Hattam, Victoria & Yescas, Carlos. (2010). “From Immigration and Race to Sex and Faith: Reimagining the Politics of Opposition,” Social Research, 77, 1.

Hattam, Victoria. (2007). In the Shadow of Race: Jews, Latinos, and Immigrant Politics in the United States. University of Chicago Press.

Hattam, Victoria. (2005). “Ethnicity & the boundaries of race: rereading Directive 15,” Daedalus, 134, 1.

Hattam, Victoria. (2004). “Ethnicity: An American Genealogy,” in Nancy Foner and George M. Fredrickson (eds.), Not Just Black and White: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity in the United States.

FALL 2020
Summer 2020
Spring 2020
Fall 2019
Spring 2019
  • Alex Aleinikoff – Immigration Law and Policy
  • Alex Aleinikoff – Tempest Tossed: Podcast Practicum
  • Adam Brown – Global Mental Health
  • Alexandra Delano – Borders, Migrants, States
  • Samantha Fox – Power, Precarity and Politics
  • Natasha Iskander – Immigration Politics and Power
  • Riva Kastoryano – Migration and Citizenship
  • Julia Morris – Migration and the Environment
  • Julia Morris – Refugee Resettlement in Action: Amman Intensive
  • Cayce Pack – Immigrant NYC
  • Andrew Painter – International Refugee Law and Policy
Fall 2018
  • Alex Aleinikoff – Boundaries and Belonging
  • Bernadette Ludwig/Jessica Walker – Mentoring Through Making: Designing with Refugee and Immigrant Youth
  • Daniel Naujoks – Mobility and Forced Migration
  • Everita Silina – Migration Studio: Topography of the Refugee “Crisis”
  • Rafi Youatt – Rats: The Poetics and Politics of Interspecies Migration
Spring 2018
  • Alex Aleinikoff – Immigrant NYC
  • Jonathan Bach – Migration of Memory
  • Douglas De Toledo Piza – Food and Migration
  • Victoria Hattam – Globalization and its Discontents
  • Bernadette Ludwig – CRS: Refugee Youth Experiences
  • Anne McNevin – Transnational Border Lab: Theory, Practice and Scholar-Activism
  • Julia Morris – Migration, Politics, and Power
  • Miriam Ticktin – In Search of the Political
Fall 2017
  • Alex Aleinikoff – Boundaries & Belonging
  • Alexandra Delano – Politics of Immigration in US
  • Anne McNevin – Political Belonging
  • Daniel Naujoks – Mobility and Forced Migration
  • Jessica Pisano – Democratic Breakdown
Spring 2017
  • Alex Aleinikoff – Forced Migration
  • Jonathan Bach – Anxious Belonging: Nationalism after Globalization
  • Doris Chang – Ethnicity in Clinical Theory Practice
  • Alexandra Delano – Borders, Migrants, States
  • Carlos Forment – Citizenship
  • Alana Lentin – Race Critical & Decolonial Sociology
  • Laura Liu – The Migrant City
  • Bernadette Ludwig – CRS: Refugee Youth Experiences
  • Christina Moon – Ephemera
  • Jessica Pisano – Borders and Walls
Fall 2016
  • Jonathan Bach – Migration of Memory
  • Doris Chang – Topics in Multicultural Psychology
  • Ofer Gazit – Musical Diasporas: New York’s Migrant Music Scene
  • Rebekka Habermas – Colonial Objects
  • Michelle Materre – Race, Ethnicity, and Class in the Media
  • Anne McNevin – Border Politics
  • Anne McNevin – Political Belonging
  • Christina Moon – Ephemera
  • Daniel Naujoks – Mobility and Forced Migration
  • John Rudolph – Telling Immigrant Stories
  • Martin Scott – Globalized Labor
  • Elaine Savory – Postcolonial Fiction: Transnation, Diaspora, Migration
  • Sara Waters – Culture, Ethnicity, Mental Health

**Course counts toward Migration Studies Graduate Minor.

The full list of courses related to migration taught at The New School is linked here.

The Forced Migration Forum is a platform for discussion of topics relating to forced migration from all academic fields and policy points of view with several aims:

  • to provide a place for debate on the core assumptions and concepts of our field;
  • to encourage researchers to post and discuss their work (and spark a discussion about the research findings and their relevance); and
  • to serve a “translation” function, bringing research to policy-thinkers and makers in a way that is useful to them.

Forced Migration Forum has not been updated since 2018.

Convened by senior editor T. Alexander Aleinikoff, the  Mobilities seminar on Public Seminar examines mobility, and immobility, in their many forms. Tackling issues relevant to our swiftly-changing world and questioning how we might better understand the permutations of mobility in a time of heated and divisive public debate, we investigate the construction of borders, the concepts of “forced” and “voluntary” migration, migrant and refugee political mobilization, the “othering” of migrants and refugees, the impact of mobility on cities, mobility of non-human species and global migration management.


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