2012

Migrant Membership and Memory Politics Research Cluster Announced

The Research Clusters funding initiative was launched by the Provost’s Office this year to support inter-divisional collaborative research, to capture new intellectual synergies of The New School, to seed research that has high potential for sustained external funding, and to make faculty work more visible. The four Research Clusters at the university were just announced …

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Work in Progress Session: Maria Kaneti

Please join us for our next ICMEC Work in Progress Series presentation on Friday November 30, 3pm. Location: 6 E 16th St, 7th floor (room TBC). Presenter: Maria Kaneti (Politics) Title: “Metis and the migrant: interacting with the state beyond agonism and dissensus” Description: This paper seeks to theorize the interactions between undocumented migrants and …

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The Rights of Noncitizens? Immigration, Boundaries, and Citizenship in Contemporary Democratic Politics

September 28-29, 2012 A workshop Co-sponsored by Politics & Society and by The International Center for Migration, Ethnicity, and Citizenship (ICMEC) In most accounts of democracy, rights and citizenship are closely linked. Yet actual democracies contain many people who are not full citizens in legal and political terms, and who are present for brief or …

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A Country with No Exit? Migrations from Communist Countries

September 18, 2012, 6-8 p.m. Hirshorn Suite, 55 West 13th Street, Mezzanine Level Thanks to the Soviet-style system of police control and the revolutionary changes since 1989, international mobility from European communist states is probably the best documented social phenomenon of this kind and a unique experiment in the limits of state control. Dariusz Stola …

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Race and Immigration Policy in the Americas

April 11, 2012, 6-8 p.m. Orientation Room, 2 West 13th Street (at Fifth Ave) Understandings of immigration policy have all too often been limited by national blinders that fail to understand the full weight of interactions across borders. Domestic class conflict is a necessary but insufficient explanation for patterns of ethnic selection. Policies often converged …

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Workshops: Spring 2012

March 21, 3:00-4:30 p.m., Cristina Dragomir, “Defying the stereotype—A life story of an immigrant soldier.” April 27, 3:00-4:30 p.m., Jorge Romero León, “Democratic exclusion? The turn to criminalization of irregular migrants and its consequences.” May 7, 1:00-2:30 p.m., Professor Alice Bloch, City University London, “Rejected Asylum Seekers Living as Irregular Migrants in England: Everyday Lives and …

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The Detention Dilemma: Families, Security and Immigrant Rights

Thursday, February 23, 2012 The Obama administration has just announced a plan to allow some undocumented immigrants to apply for a green card without having to return to their home country. The proposal is widely seen as an effort to reduce the forced separation of immigrant families. Last year the administration announced it would shift …

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FILM SCREENING: Precious Knowledge

The documentary Precious Knowledge interweaves the stories of students in the Mexican American Studies Program at Tucson High School. While 48 percent of Mexican American students currently drop out of high school, Tucson High’s Mexican American Studies Program has become a national model of education success, with on average, 93 percent of enrolled students graduating …

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