About the Conference

This graduate student research conference aims to facilitate and foster an interdisciplinary, trans-institutional cohort of scholars interested in issues of migration and mobility. It is organized by a group of graduate students and some faculty from various departments at Michigan State University. Panelists are scholars at various stages in their graduate careers, working on a plethora of thematic, conceptual, spatial, and temporal aspects of migration, from numerous disciplinary perspectives and regional backgrounds.

The first conference took place in 2012 and featured papers on the intersection of migration with health, youth, the state, gender, and development.

Attendance at the conference is free and open to the public.
This conference has been sponsored by the the MSU Anthropology Department, the History Department, the ociology Department, the College of Education, the College of Social Sciences, the African Studies Center, the Asian Studies Center, the Center for Advanced Study of International Development (CASID)/the Center for Gender in Global Context (GENCEN), the Center for Eastern European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (CEERES), the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLASC), the Center for Canadian Studies, the Global and Urban Studies Program, the Graduate School, The Writing Center, and the University of Minnesota.