Migration Studies Scholars at Ohio State at 2018 Meet and Greet!

About 30 scholars, including established and new faculty. graduate students and post doctoral researchers joined the MSWG for its 2018 Meet and Greet event on 8/29. Thanks to a generous donation by the Migration, Mobility and Immobility Discovery Theme (MMI), attendees were able to get to know each other and network while enjoying tasty treats. Discussions ranging from historical to contemporary, multiple world regions, social sciences and humanities filled the afternoon. The event proved a great way to ring in the new academic year with an eye toward new and growing projects and collaborations. We look forward to seeing many of you at our upcoming events and the Spring Symposium.

The event was co-sponsored by the MMI. We look forward to future collaborations between our groups, and with scholars around campus.

Stay tuned for our upcoming events!

TODAY: Bringing Different Worlds Together Through Music with Ezé Wendtoin, 3.30-5pm in the Research Commons 350A

Dear colleagues and friends,

please join us for the first MSWG Musical Discussion in Spring 2018 on “Bringing Different Worlds Together Through Music” with visiting artist Ezé Wendtoin on March 22, 3.30-5pm in the Research Commons Room 350A in the 18th Ave Library.

We will discuss:
“Bringing Different Worlds Together Through Music”, where Ezé Wendtoin will share his experiences travelling from Ouagadougou, West Africa to France and Germany, and now to the U.S.
Ezé will also play for us TODAY!!!

Feel free to share these information with your departments and friends.
This event is free and open to all. Refreshments and cookies will be provided.
Also, please forward this invitation to your colleagues, students and friends.
We look forward to seeing you there.

Kindly,
Carolin, Eleanor, Natalie, Erik and Johanna

Migration Studies Working Group

Can’t Join Us in Person? Follow Our Live-Stream on YouTube!: 2nd Migration Studies Symposium at The Ohio State University on March 2nd (9.45am-5pm)

March 2nd: Second Migration Studies Symposium

Dear everyone,

We invite you to join us for the 2nd Migration Studies Symposium at The Ohio State University on March 2nd (9.45am-5pm), organized by The Migration Studies Working Group. This interdisciplinary event brings together scholars and community organizations working on migration-related issues and with migrant communities.

The symposium will be held at Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, Eisner Seminar Room, 1813 N High St, Columbus, OH 43210, and our event includes a tour of the current exhibition on political cartoons about immigration.

This event is free and open to all.

 

See the program here: flyer announcement symposium 2018-24apqyc

To RSVP please click here: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e3fx50dzpmTlPRX

 

The Migration Studies Working Group is a 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.

Please find the program attached. Also, please forward this invitation to your colleagues, students and friends.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Kindly,

Carolin, Eleanor, Natalie, Erik and Johanna

https://u.osu.edu/mswg/
@osu_mswg

 

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.

 

Find us on Twitter @osu_mswg

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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)