TBS: Migration 2021-2022
April 28-30, 2022
The focus for our second symposium will be “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.
Professor Dina Okamoto and Professor Sylvia Martinez are co-coveners of the workshop group.
Two external scholars will also join us this year.
Dr. Rhacel Salazar Parreñas
Professor of Sociology and Gender and Sexuality Studies
University of Southern California
Dr. Katherine Donato
Donald G. Herzberg Professor of International Migration
Director, Institute for the Study of International Migration
The IAS welcomes applications from members of the campus community interested in thinking about the epistemological, methodological, and conceptual challenges that attend research (theoretical or applied) on migration.
The workshop will be limited to 12-14 participants, drawn from as diverse a range of disciplines as possible. Each participant would, in the service of interdisciplinary engagement, contribute a title or two to a common bibliography. This bibliography would constitute the cross-disciplinary “intellectual reserves” held in common by members of the symposium. At the workshop, each member would 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. This presentation would be followed by a broad conversation about the artifact presented and the question or problem it poses. The specific outline of the conversation will depend greatly on the participants. It is the hope that the work of the group would provide both future direction for research questions, and / or a focused plan for documenting outcomes of this and related future inquiries (this could be, for instance, a white paper or other collaboratively authored document).
Participants will receive $1000 in research funds.
To apply, please send a CV and a 250-word statement outlining the reasons for your interest and the relevance of your research to this topic to firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEADLINE: October 10, 2021