Migration of Wealth: Mobile Cosmopolitans, Prime Real Estate, and Elite Global Cultures” with Prof. Morgan Liu

Come join us !

Reading Discussion with Prof. Morgan Liu
Associate Prof & Interim Chair, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Associate Prof, Anthropology

January 19, 2018
3-4.30pm
Research Commons,
18th Ave Library, Room 350A

We will discuss:

Laura Nader 1972, “Up the Anthropologist: Perspective Gained from Studying Up”. (email us for a copy)

and

“Stream of Foreign Wealth Flows to Elite New York Real Estate” 2015. https://nyti.ms/2kfMcjv

Please RSVP by January 16 by emailing: migrationstudiesworkinggroup@gmail.com

This event is free and open to all. Refreshments and cookies will be provided.

The Migration Studies Working Group is an interdisciplinary graduate student-led and founded organization which aims to create an inspiring and productive interdisciplinary environment for a range of migration studies scholarship at The Ohio State University.

 

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EXTENDED DEADLINE: 2nd Annual OSU Migration Studies Symposium “WALLS AND PASSAGES”

The Migration Studies Working Group invites OSU graduate students and faculty, as well as Columbus-based community organizations and teachers, to send a proposal for a paper, or for a roundtable or interactive workshop, for our second annual Migration Studies Symposium, a full day event on Friday, March 2, 2018. Interventions may directly or indirectly connect to the theme “Walls and Passages”; we are interested in a variety of interpretations of and responses to this phrase. This interdisciplinary symposium will offer a forum for sharing and discussing a range of current work connected with migration experiences and migration studies. In curating this event, we welcome opportunities to collaborate and are especially interested in creating space for conversations that bridge community building, advocacy, teaching, and scholarly work.

Please send your 150-word proposal to migrationstudiesworkinggroup@gmail.com by Jan. 15, 2018.

If you would like to volunteer for this event, please get in touch with us at the above email address.

“…there is as much difference between a border, both boundary and passage, and a wall, synonymous with reciprocal enclosure, as between alterity and identity.” – Michel Agier (Borderlands, 2016)

Call for Presenters: 2nd Annual OSU Migration Studies Symposium “WALLS AND PASSAGES”

The Migration Studies Working Group invites OSU graduate students and faculty, as well as Columbus-based community organizations and teachers, to send a proposal for a paper, or for a roundtable or interactive workshop, for our second annual Migration Studies Symposium, a full day event on Friday, March 2, 2018. Interventions may directly or indirectly connect to the theme “Walls and Passages”; we are interested in a variety of interpretations of and responses to this phrase. This interdisciplinary symposium will offer a forum for sharing and discussing a range of current work connected with migration experiences and migration studies. In curating this event, we welcome opportunities to collaborate and are especially interested in creating space for conversations that bridge community building, advocacy, teaching, and scholarly work.

Please send your 150-word proposal to migrationstudiesworkinggroup@gmail.com by Dec. 31, 2017.

If you would like to volunteer for this event, please get in touch with us at the above email address.

“…there is as much difference between a border, both boundary and passage, and a wall, synonymous with reciprocal enclosure, as between alterity and identity.” – Michel Agier (Borderlands, 2016)

 

Migration and Art

We invite you to join us for the our next event on NOV 13 on Migration and Arts.

We will discuss different art practices and projects that relate to the study of Migration from different viewpoints and disciplines.

Prof. Johanna Sellman (Department of Near Eastern Languages and Literatures) and Carolin Mueller (PhD students in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures) will lead the conversation. They will introduce two projects to the community at OSU that will highlight the relationships between the Arts and Migration Studies.
You are encouraged to bring materials from artistic projects that you know as well.

In preparation for the meeting please read/view the materials below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSWHcCsMKHQ (Banda Internationale, a musician collective working with refugees in Dresden, Germany)
The poem by Hassan Blasim: https://hassanblasim.net/

The event will take place from 3pm-4.30pm in 18th Ave Library Room 350A.

This event is free and open to all. Refreshments and cookies will be provided.
Please RSVP by Nov 12, 12pm.

Narratives of Syrian Refugees in Germany

Please join us for our next event on October 20th 1.30pm-2.30pm, (160 Enarson) on which we will have the opportunity to talk to Dr. Isis Nusair (Denison University) about Syrian Refugees in Germany. How Syrian immigrants navigate the dominant narratives about their community?  She will take a close look at gendered narratives, and how women especially respond to these.

This roundtable discussion is sponsored by the Center for Middle East Studies at Ohio State. Please RSVP for the event by October, 18th by emailing migrationstudiesworkinggroup@gmail.com

Migration and Health

We invite you to join us Friday Oct 6 1.30-3pm in the Research Commons Room 350A for our next reading discussion on Migration and Health. In this session we will be discussing and critiquing one of our group members, Kelly Yotebieng, recently published agenda paper on urban migration and health – with a focus on asylum seekers and refugees):

 “Health, well-being, and urban refugees and asylum seekers: an agenda paper.”

Health and well-being have been historically uncommon areas of focus in studies of forced migration within the social sciences, where the focus has more often been focused broadly on identity, liminality, and social suffering. Urban refugees have also been largely excluded from the narrative. Yet, urban refugees represent the majority of the worlds refugees, which means we are effectively excluding the majority of the refugee experience from our research. Health is often a central marker of inequality and marginalization. Understanding the entanglement of forced migration to urban areas and health bears enormous potential for policy and practice. The papers we are discussing during this meeting will outline what we know, and set an agenda for the study of urban refugee health. Many of the areas we cover will also bear resonance for others studying different types of migration.

If you are interested in this topic, you might read:

  • Castaneda, H., Holmes, S. M., Madrigal, D. S., Young, M. D., Beyeler, N., & Quesada, J. (2015). Immigration as a Social Determinant of Health. Annual Review of Public Health36, 375–92. http://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-publhealth-032013-182419
  • Venkataramani, A.S., Shah, S.J., O’Brien, R.; Kawachi, I., & Tsai, A.C. (2017). Health consequences of the US Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration programme: a quasi-experimental study. Lancet Public Health, 2: e175-181.

This event is free and open to all. Refreshments and cookies will be provided. If you plan to join us, please RSVP by Oct 4 by emailing migrationstudiesworkinggroup@gmail.com.

Gender and Sexuality in Migration Studies

Dear Migration Studies Working Group, colleagues and fellow graduate students, we invite you to join us for our third reading/discussion on Gender and Sexuality in Migration Studies. We’ve chosen a few chapters from the books Against Citizenship: The Violence of the Normative and Queer Migration: Sexuality, U.S. Citizenship, and Border Crossings for this discussion. We’ve chosen these texts with the hope that it appeals to people using a range of methods and working in different regions. We’ll use these texts to guide our discussion, but please don’t let a lack of reading time keep you from joining our conversation.

We will gather from 3:00-4:30 pm on Friday, 3/3, in the 18th Ave Library, Room 350A

Border(lands) 

The Migration Studies Working Group invites you to the discussion meeting on Border(lands), on February 3rd, 2017, 3.00-4.30pm, and we’d love for you to join.

We’ve chosen an article by Balibar: At the Border of Citizenship: A Democracy in Translation and select a chapter from Michel Agier, Borderlands: Toward an Anthropology of the Cosmopolitan Condition for our second discussion this semester. We’ve chosen this text with the hope that it appeals to people thinking about issues around borders and citizenship in different regions.

Prof. Shane of Moritz College of Law will be joining us briefly at the beginning of our discussion to talk about the Scholars Strategy Network, an initiative he is involved with which focuses on making academic work more accessible and effective, in terms of reaching broader audiences and impacting policy.