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Neil Postman Graduate Conference on “Boundary Condition”

The 2016 Neil Postman Graduate Conference is themed Boundary Condition and features Prof. Achille Mbembe as keynote speaker. This year’s conference is introduced by screening of films that ethnographically address the issue of boundary formations. The New School student Daryl Meador’s film “Heroica Matamoros: Cycling, Affectivity and Film on the US-Mexico Border” will be shown. For detailed schedule and …

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Watch the video: Prof. Michel Agier’s talk “Borderland and ‘Borderman.’ Toward a New Cosmopolis”

by Michelle Weitzel PhD student in the Politics Department at the New School for Social Research Speaking at the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility on April 21, 2015, Professor Michel Agier (Anthropology, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales) sketched a three-part scene that unfolded at the margins of the port zone in Patras, Greece:  in …

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Borderlands and “Borderman.” Towards a New Cosmopolis – Michel Agier

The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility hosts a lecture by Michel Agier entitled Bordelands and “Borderman” – Towards a New Cosmopolis. Through the study of contemporary migrants’ experiences in Africa, Middle-East and Europe, this talk addresses the rising social importance of the “borderman,” that is, men and women in the move in precarious condition. Prof. Agier describes them as …

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Managing Borders: An Interdisciplinary Conference on American Immigration – April 3 and 4 – Columbia

The Society of Fellows in the Humanities presents “Managing Borders: An Interdisciplinary Conference on American Immigration Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.” Presenters come from various disciplines for this two-day conference, including history, sociology, anthropology, literature, cultural studies, political science, and law, and from universities across the nation. The conference …

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CfP: The Transnational Journal for Social Support Call for Papers

The research cluster for Transnational Social Support at the Institute of Education, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is calling for papers for two upcoming special issues and for a book review section in their journal “Transnational Social Review – A Social Work Journal” (TSR). Please find the hyperlinks to pdfs of the call for papers below: Call …

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Social Inclusion journal – call for papers for special issue “Policing Ethnicity: Between the Rhetoric of Inclusion and the Practices and Policies of Exclusion”

The open access journal Social Inclusion will launch a special issue under the title “Policing Ethnicity: Between the Rhetoric of Inclusion and the Practices and Policies of Exclusion”. http://www.librelloph.com/socialinclusion/pages/view/specialissues Guest Editors: Professor Abby Peterson Department of Sociology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden; E-Mail: abby.peterson@sociology.gu.se Professor Malin Åkerström Department of Sociology, University of Lund, Sweden; E-Mail: malin.akerstrom@soc.lu.se

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2014 Urban Affairs Association: “Borders and Boundaries in an Age of Global Urbanization”

2014 UAA Annual Conference San Antonio, Texas March 19-22, 2014 Call for Participation Borders and Boundaries in an Age of Global Urbanization (With a special track on Urban Issues in Central & South America and the Caribbean)   Abstract/Proposal Deadline: October 1, 2013   Urban areas have grown at an unprecedented rate in the last …

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Comprehensive Immigration Reform: An Update

Comprehensive Immigration Reform: An Update May 14, 2013 New York, NY   Last month, the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” senators introduced the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013, outlining a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S., establishing new border security and enforcement measures, and reforming …

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