2016 Program

The 5th Annual International Graduate Student Conference on Migration at Michigan State University will be held in East Lansing, MI, from Friday, October 21, to Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the MSU International Center.

Please click HERE for a full program with paper titles and abstracts

Program at a Glance

Friday, October 21

5:30 Keynote Address: Dr. Nancy Foner, “Fear, Anxiety, and Immigration: Barriers and Belonging in the United States and Western Europe”
International Center Room 303

7:00 Jack and Margaret Sweet Professorship Banquet (By Invitation Only)

Saturday, October 22

8:30 Registration and Breakfast

9:30 Opening Remarks: Dr. Stephanie Nawyn, MSU Department of Sociology and the Center for Gender in a Global Context
Room 303

10:00 Session I – Panels A, B, C

  • A: Gender, Vulnerability, and Marginality
  • B: Beyond Dublin: European Refugee Regimes
  • C: Canada as a Nation of Immigration: Myths & Realities

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Session II – Panels D, E, F

  • D: Work, Kinship & Remittances
  • E: Culture, Community, and Colonial Disruptions
  • F: Migration and Memory: Bridging Disjunctures in Time and Space with Narrative

2:45 Break

3:00 Session III – Panels G, H, I, and J

  • G: Confronting Borders and Institutions in Chicano/Latino Studies
  • H: Spaces, Places & Narratives in U.S. Migration
  • I: Migrating Intellectuals: Who Gets to be an “Elite Migrant”?
  • J: Problematizing & Historicizing the “Refugee Crisis”

5:30 Closing Remarks: Dr. Lewis Siegelbaum, Jack and Margaret Sweet Professor, MSU Department of History
Room 303

6:30 Panelist Reception

2016 Sponsors

Department of Sociology
Department of History
The Graduate School
Office of the Provost
Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies
Jack and Margaret Sweet Professorship
Muslim Studies Center
African Studies Center
Asian Studies Center
Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
Chicano/Latino Studies
Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities
Teacher Education Department
College of Social Science
Center for Gender in a Global Context