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Sanctuary Says

Citation: Migration and Society: Advances in Research 4 (2021): 16-18 © The Authors doi:10.3167/arms.2021.040103 Download the pdf Abstract: In 2018, the New School Working Group on Expanded Sanctuary collaboratively organized a series of workshops in New York to reflect on the question of sanctuary as a conceptual and practical starting point for cross-coalitional politics, including …

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Sanctuary in Countries of Origin: A Transnational Perspective

Author: Alexandra Délano Alonso  Citation: Migration and Society: Advances in Research 4 (2021): 84–98 © The Authors doi:10.3167/arms.2021.040109 Download the pdf Abstract: While current interpretations of sanctuary are most often associated with practices to protect, support, and accompany migrants with precarious status in countries of destination in the Global North, debates around the concept …

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The True Story of Two Guatemalan Asylum Seekers at Our Border: A saga of dispossession, past and present

Photo Credit: David Peinado Romero/Shutterstock I met Francisco Chávez and Gaspar Cobo through a colleague and advocate for migrants’ and refugees’ human rights who works in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. The two of them had fled Guatemala in June 2019. Travelling with a larger group of Central Americans going north, it took them twenty days to …

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Whose Home? Whose Rule?: Nandita Sharma’s Home Rule and the politics of autochthony

BJP supporters in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, in 2019. Photo credit: Arun Sambhu Mishra / Shutterstock.com Nandita Sharma, Home Rule: National Sovereignty and the Separation of Natives and Migrants (Duke University Press: 2020) In February 2002, five months after Narendra Modi became chief minister of Gujarat, an anti-Muslim pogrom erupted in his state. In three months of violence, …

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Extended deadline for submissions to the WSQ “At Sea” issue

The deadline for submissions to the Women’s Studies Quarterly “At Sea” special issue has been extended to April 15th.  This special issue’s guest editors are Terri Gordon-Zolov (The New School) and Amy Sodaro (Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York). At no time since the age of piracy in the mid-17th to early 18th century has …

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Call for Video Entries – PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival on Migration, Celebrating Diversity and Social Inclusion

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) invite you to submit original and creative videos focusing on the PLURAL+ theme of migration, celebrating diversity and social inclusion. Further information, including guidelines, rules and regulations and the entry form can be found at the PLURAL+ website at the PLURAL+ …

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Migration, Temporality and Sexuality in India -Svati Shah- Thursday October 29th at 6pm

Migration, Temporality and Sexuality in India Thursday October 29th, 6pm, Klein Conference Room, A510 66 West 12th Street, New York City. Over the past decade, a sea change has occurred in discourses of sexuality throughout the Global South. In this presentation, I review this set of changes in South Asia, by focusing on sex worker, …

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Miriam Ticktin Keynotes at Conferences on Humanitarianism and Care

Miriam Ticktin, co-director of the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, delivered the keynote address at conferences in the Fall 2014 on humanitarianism and care. During the conference “Exceptional welfare: Dilemmas in/of irregular migration” in Bergen (Norway) November 19-21, co-director Ticktin gave a talk entitled “Care Beyond Welfare?” “Humanitarianism and Beyond: the Pasts and Futures of Care” …

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Conference on Migration and Public Health at the University of Maryland, Sept. 18-19, 2014

On September 18-19, 2014, the Center for the History of the New America and the Center for Health Equity at the University of Maryland will co-host a conference exploring the connections between migration, race, disease, and public health. Dr. David Satcher, 16th Surgeon General of the United States, will be the keynote speaker. Historically, immigration has had as …

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Politics Talk: Alison Mountz, “The Death of Asylum in the Enforcement Archipelago”

Politics Talk: Alison Mountz, “The Death of Asylum in the Enforcement Archipelago” Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Wolff Conference Room (1103) Albert and Vera List Academic Center 6 East 16th Street New York, NY 10011 In this talk Professor Alison Mountz explores contemporary politics of asylum through the lens of …

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