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Im/Migration, Mobilities, and Circulation

Im/Migration, Mobilities, and Circulation

This working group brings together scholars who study immigration and plural nations, with scholars who study transnationalism and diasporic life to discuss the impact of the so-called “mobilities turn”--an emerging scholarly focus on movements of multiple kinds at multiple scales--on their scholarship. We will focus on how attention to mobility changes the ways we understand citizenship, belonging, and pluralism; compare migrations;  write long-term world histories and large-scale, global studies of relationships among human movement and the circulation of goods, ideas and information; and engage with cultural and media studies of the circulating ideas, beliefs, and images.

In 2015-2016 we will read and discuss seminal, new, and cross-cutting publications; provide graduate student and faculty participants with a forum to share on-going research; host an invited speaker; and foster collaborative, interdisciplinary projects such as interdisciplinary scholarly panels, a 2017 Tri-campus conference, or a joint publication.

Donna Gabaccia, UTSC Historical & Cultural Studies
Jayeeta Sharma, UTSC Historical & Cultural Studies
Natalie Rothman, UTSC Historical & Cultural Studies
Russell Kazal, UTSC Historical & Cultural Studies

Faculty at the University of Toronto
Laura Bisaillon, UTSC Health Studies and Anthropology
Nadia Caidi, Faculty of Information
Joseph Carens, UTSG Political Science
Atiqa Hachimi, UTSC Women & Gender Studies and UTSC African Studies
Jens Hanssen, UTM Historical Studies and Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
Monica Heller, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
Sarah Hillewaert, UTM Anthropology
Franca Iacovetta, UTSC Historical & Cultural Studies
Patricia Landolt, UTSC Sociology
Julie MacArthur, UTM Historical Studies
Sean Mills, UTSG History
Shahrzad Mojab, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
Alejandro Paz, UTSC Anthropology
Steven Penfold, UTSG History
Jeffrey Pilcher, UTSC Historical & Cultural Studies
Jeffrey Reitz, UTSC Sociology
Karen Ruffle, UTM Historical Studies and UTSG Study of Religion
Anna Shternshis, UTSG German and Diaspora & Transnational Studies
Rachel Silvey, UTSG Geography & Planning
Luis Van Isschot, UTSG History
Gaoheng Zhang, UTSG Italian Studies

Faculty outside the University of Toronto
Juanita De Barros, History and Caribbean Studies, McMaster University

Postdoctoral Scholars at the University of Toronto
David Seitz, UTSG Geography & Planning
Elizabeth Zanoni, UTSC Culinaria Research Centre

Graduate Students at the University of Toronto
Gabrielle Breton-Carbonneau, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
Stephanie Cavanaugh, History
Sachia De Souza, History
Ed Dunsworth, History
Monica Espaillat-Lizardo, History and Women & Gender Studies (graduate student assistant)
Nick Field, Study of Religion and Book History & Print Culture
Dustin Harris, History
In Chull Jang, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
Mehmet Kuru, History
Nick Lombardo, Geography
Nick McGee, History
Anne Sophie Roussel, Anthropology
Erica Toffoli, History

Graduate Student outside the University of Toronto
Ateeka Khan, McMaster University

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