Immigration News Blog
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Angel Island: Local, National, and Transnational Immigration Histories A UC Berkeley History Departmental Colloquium by Erika Lee University of Minnesota Monday, October 29th, 4-6 pm, 3335 Dwinelle
A History Departmental Colloquium by
Call for Papers: Anti-Trafficking Review Issue 2, to be published Autumn 2013, Special Issue: 'Human Rights at the Border'
- Deadline for submission: 31 December 2012
- Word limit on articles: 4,000, including footnotes and abstract
The Centre for Refugee Studies at York University is offering the Summer Course on Refugee and Forced Migration Issues from May 13 - May 19, 2013.
The Centre for Refugee Studies at York University is offering the Summer Course on Refugee and Forced Migration Issues from May 13 - May 19, 2013. The Summer Course on Refugee and Forced Migration Issues is an internationally acclaimed seven-day, non-credit course for academics and field-based practitioners working in the area of forced migration. It serves as a hub for researchers, students, practitioners, service providers and policy makers to share information and ideas. The Summer Course is housed within the Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS), York University. All participants who complete the full course receive a York University Centre for Refugee Studies Summer Course Certificate. 2013 Summer Course topics will include: Forced displacement: International case studies Legal approaches to refugee studies UNHCR, the Convention and the International Refugee Regime UNRWA and Palestinian refugees Refugee resettlement policy Urban refugees Internally displaced populations Age and gender mainstreaming in forced migration Sexuality and refugee issues Environmentally-induced displacement Externalization of asylum Transitional justice Humanitarian crises Securitization of migration Refugee education Dates: May 13-19, 2013 Location: York University, Toronto Course Fee: $975 CAD +13% HST (by February 1, 2013) Late Registration Fee: $1300 CAD +13%HST (after February 1 until April 1, 2013) For more information, and to apply, please visit our website at http://crs.yorku.ca/summer/
Friday, October 19, 2012
Online Conference: Migration in a Changing World: Where Do We Go Now? (5-9 November 2012
Online Conference: Migration in a Changing World: Where Do We Go Now? (5-9 November 2012 Conference registration and participation is free of charge. The conference will take place 5-9 November 2012 and will bring together academics from the disciplines of geography, economics, history, policy, philosophy, peace studies, religious studies, sociology, politics, cultural studies and more. The conference will cover the following thought-provoking themes: The Geography of Migration, including discussion of development, population growth, urbanization and borderlands. The Economics of Migration, including discussion of remittances, labour and skills. Migration and the Environment, including discussion of climate/environment change and sustainability. Migration and Society, including discussion of identity, diasporas, forced migration, refugees, ethnicity, family, wellbeing and religion. Migration and Politics, including discussion of policy, human rights and trans-nationalism. Migration: Then & Now, including discussion of historical context, colonization and ethnic movements. Conference delegates will have access to the following content: Slide-cast keynote addresses from leading figures in the field. Scholarly articles with expert commentary. Publishing workshops. Live Q&A with presenters. A book and journal 'Reading Room' with free access to related books and journal content. Previews of The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration Text discussion open to all. Attendance certificate. Go to http://wileyblackwellexchanges.com
CARTER G. WOODSON INSTITUTE PRE-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP
The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia invites scholars whose work focuses on Africa and/or the African Diaspora to apply for a two-year predoctoral research fellowship. The fellowship covers two years (beginning August 25, 2013, and ending August 24, 2015) and carries an annual stipend of $20,000, plus health insurance.
The Woodson Institute fellowship is open to qualified candidates without restriction as to citizenship or current residence.
Applicants for the predoctoral fellowship must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation prior to August 1, 2013. Please note: individuals may not apply for the Woodson predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships in the same year.
The predoctoral fellows must be in residence at the University of Virginia for the duration of the award period. Fellows are expected to participate in the series of workshops held during the academic year and to present their work periodically to the larger academic community. Fellows may accept no employment, fellowships, or consulting obligations during the Woodson fellowship period without the approval of the Director.
For additional information, please visit our website at:
To apply, please submit a Candidate Profile on-line through Jobs@UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu); search on Posting Number 0610410. Please attach: a letter of application (250-word maximum) stating interest in the program; a curriculum vitae which must include the following: personal information, date(s) and location(s) of degree(s) earned, honors and awards, lectures and conference presentations, publications and, the names of three referees.
Applicants must submit a project abstract, including title, not to exceed 50 words as well as a project description, including title, not to exceed seven double-spaced pages (1,750 words). The project description must include the following: 1) the nature of the research to be completed during the period of the fellowship award, as well as the significance of this work; 2) a detailed plan of research and revision; 3) an outline of the concrete objectives to be achieved during the award period. These objectives must include a statement of publication plans for the proposed research and writing. Project descriptions must be attached through Jobs@ UVA under "Writing Sample 1." Project descriptions exceeding seven double-spaced pages will not be passed on to the committee.
Please submit a working bibliography not to exceed four double-spaced pages. The bibliography must list those scholarly works that the applicant considers most important to the intellectual development of the project. The working bibliography must be attached through Jobs@ UVA under "Writing Sample 2".
In addition, please arrange to have three confidential letters of reference (signed originals only) sent directly to the Woodson Institute by persons qualified to evaluate the proposals for which support is being sought.
Reference letters must be sent to:
Residential Research Fellowships
The Carter G. Woodson Institute
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400162
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4162
Complete applications must be received no later than midnight EST on Saturday, December 1, 2012.
Questions regarding this position should be directed to:
Deborah E. McDowell
Questions regarding the application process or Jobs@UVA should be directed to:
The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The Best and the Brightest: Canadian Lessons on Attracting and Retaining Immigrant Talent in a Globalized World
The Best and the Brightest: Canadian Lessons on Attracting and Retaining Immigrant Talent in a Globalized WorldLecture | October 18 | 3-5:30 p.m. | Moses Hall, 223, IIS Conference Room
Irene BLOEMRAAD, Canadian Studies Program
Canadian Studies Program (CAN))
Lecture followed by reception. In partnership with the Consulate General of Canada, San Francisco/Silicon Valley.
Canada has an impressive record in welcoming and integrating immigrants through its immigration and diversity policies. What lessons might a country like Canada offer the United States or other nations? What problems might Canada face in the future?
RSVP by October 12 by calling Rita Ross at 510-642-0531, or by emailing Rita Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Migration Stories: The US Visa Lottery and Global Citizenship"
Friday, October 26, 12:00 p.m.
Building 50, Room 51A
This paper discusses Togolese who apply for the US Diversity Visa lottery. More Togolese per capita apply for the Green Card lottery than those from any other African country, with winners attempting to game the system by adding "spouses" and dependents to their dossiers. The US consulate in Lomé knows this gaming is going on and constructs ever-more elaborate tests to attempt to decipher the authenticity of winners' marriages and job profiles – and of their moral worth as citizens – tests that immediately circulate to those on the street.
This paper explores the cat-and-mouse game between street and embassy, situating it within the post-Cold War conjuncture – of ongoing crisis, of an eviscerated though-still-dictatorial state, of social death and the emptiness of citizenship under such conditions, of a sprawling transnational diaspora and the desires and longings it creates, of informationalism and its new technologies, of surveillance regimes and their travails. I suggest that the DV lottery constitutes a generative fantasy about exile and citizenship and global
Co-sponsored by the Center for African Studies and The Department of Anthropology
Fundamental rights considerations of apprehending irregular migrants