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Conference | Refugees, Migrants, Citizens: Political Socialization Across Borders

Event Type
migration, refugees
Organized by the European Union Center and Center for South Asian & Middle Eastern Studies | Co-sponsored by: Center for East Asian & Pacific Studies; Center for Global Studies; Political Science Department; Sociology Department; Spanish & Portuguese Department; Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities; Women & Gender in Global Perspectives; Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory
Levis Faculty Center, Rm. 210 (919 W. Illinois Street, Urbana)
Dec 6, 2019   9:00 am - 5:00 pm  



9:15 am - Panel 1 – Paradigms Lost? Political Socialization Research in a World of Mobilities

  • Tawnya Adkins Covert (Western Illinois University, Sociology): Structure AND Agency: Overcoming Fragmentation in the Study of Political Socialization
  • Diana Owen (Georgetown University, Political Science): Media and the Political Socialization of Migrant Communities in the Digital Age
  • Liv Dávila (U of I, Education): Reconceptualizing Citizenship and Civic Engagement from the Perspectives of Newcomer Immigrant and Refugee Youth

Chaired by Jonathan Xavier Inda, U of I, Latina/Latino Studies)


11:00 am – Panel 2 – Migration, Citizenship, Activism

  • Veronica Terriquez (UC Santa Cruz, Sociology): The Political Socialization of Latinx Youth in a Conservative U.S. Political Context
  • Amal Hassan Fadlalla (Univ. of Michigan, Anthropology, African Studies, WS Studies): Affective Violence: Diaspora, Revolution, and the Making of Global Citizens
  • Terri Barnes (U of I, History, Director of Center for African Studies): A Good Story and the Death of an African Migrant in Italy, 1989
  • Jonathan Xavier Inda (U of I, Latina/Latino Studies): Illegality, Organ Transplants, and Migrant Biosociality

Chaired by Dara J. Goldman (U of I, Spanish/Portuguese Studies)


1:30 pm – Panel 3 – Human Rights and Border Regimes

  • Jessica Greenberg (U of I, Anthropology) Counter-Pedagogy, Sovereignty and the Challenges of Migrant Human Rights in Europe
  • Lauren Aronson (U of I, Immigration Law Clinic): Portrait of a Migrant
  • Christoph Schwarz (U of I, CSAMES Visiting Scholar): Homeland Politics, European Citizenship, Trans-Mediterranean Political Socialization: The Hirak Protests and the Diaspora

Chaired by Rakesh Bhatt (U of I, Linguistics)


3:00 pm – Panel 4 – Space, Time, Memory

  • Rakesh Bhatt (U of I, Linguistics): Mobility, Diasporic Morbidity, and the Chronotope of Victimhood
  • Dara J. Goldman (U of I, Spanish / Portuguese Studies): A Shtetl Apart: The Place of Cuban Jews in Configurations of Cuban Citizenship
  • Cynthia Buckley (U of I, Sociology): Making International Migrants in Place? Migrating Borders, Identity and Security in Estonia

Chaired by Valerie Hoffman (U of I, Religion)

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