Our broad goal is to elucidate understandings about the production of everyday knowledge and the performance of politics and practices in contemporary societies and how these shape the lives of im/migrant and mobile people. We are interested in exploring overlaps between human socio-economic and material im/mobilities, and the representations of these in terms of aesthetics, politics, practice, and theory. We will connect the dots between the languages of science and literature, and consider how theory informs and becomes practice and vice versa. In the coming year, we will organize around the contemplation and discussion of ideas emerging from specific texts, to be chosen collectively at the beginning of each term. We also plan to dedicate regular time to works-in-progress by our members.
Faculty, University of Toronto Kass Banning, FAS Cinema Studies Christine Berkowitz, UTSC Historical & Cultural Studies Andrea Cortinois, Dalla Lana School of Public Health Maggie Cummings, UTSC Anthropology Angelica Fenner, FAS Cinema Studies and German Donna Gabaccia, UTSC Historical & Cultural Studies Elizabeth Harney, UTSC Arts, Culture & Media Monica Heller, OISE Social Justice Education Farzaneh Hemmasi, Faculty of Music
Faculty outside University of Toronto Idil Atak, Criminology, Ryerson University Victoria Bernal, Anthropology, UC-Irvine Jennifer Hyndman, Geography, York University Alison Mountz, Geography, Wilfrid Laurier University Judith Nicholson, Communication Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University Antonio Sorge, Anthropology, York University
Graduate Students, University of Toronto Tessa Bonduelle, Anthropology Lina El-Shamy, Art History Paolo Frascà, Italian Studies and Sexual Diversity Studies Karina Griffith, Cinema Studies Puja Rai, Sociolegal Studies Yun Emily Wang, Music Nadia Younan, Music Magdalena Yuksel, Cinema Studies
Graduate Student outside University of Toronto Johanna Reynolds, Geography, York University
Undergraduate Students, University of Toronto Ayaan Abdulle, UTSC Health Studies Ruth Belay, UTSC Historical & Cultural Studies
Community Members Denise Birkhofer, Ryerson Image Centre Silvia Forni, Royal Ontario Museum Shahram Tabe, International Diaspora Film Festival