The focus for our second symposium is “Migration,” broadly construed. The topic is obviously an urgent one. In the context of climate and human rights crises across the globe, research on “Migration” extends across wide disciplinary perimeters. We understand it to engage both the movement and status of immigrant and refugee populations, and to pertain to research that engages with linguistic diversity, politics, history, memory, culture, international relations, ethnicity, and race. The study of migration is aided by a diverse array of disciplines and fields: law, economics, geography, history, anthropology, rhetoric, sociology, political science, and ecology, as well as network science, public health, folklore, human rights, science fiction, media studies, journalism, international affairs, education, diplomacy and policy studies, to name only the most obvious.
The IAS, in collaboration with the Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society (CRRES), is hosting this 2 1/2-day workshop during which interdisciplinary scholars from the IUB community will engage the epistemological, methodological, and conceptual challenges that attend research (theoretical or applied) on migration. A common, interdisciplinary bibliography, crafted by participants, constitute the cross-disciplinary “intellectual reserves” held in common by members of the symposium. At the workshop, each member will present some kind of evidentiary artifact (a text, a data set, a model, a case study, an anecdote, an image) relevant to the question at hand. These presentations will be followed by a broad conversation about the artifact presented and the question or problem it poses.
This year's workshop group is co-convened by:
Dina Okamoto, Professor of Sociology and Director of Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society
Sylvia Martinez, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and Latino Studies Program