Symposium 2017

We invite you to join us for the first Migration Studies Symposium at The Ohio State University on April 7th (11.45am-4.30pm), organized by The Migration Studies Working Group. The symposium will be held at 18th Ave Library, Room 070, 175 W 18th Ave, Columbus, OH 43210.

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


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.