2013 Agenda

FRIDAY
5:30 PM: Keynote Address: “The Freedom to Move” – Dr. Donna Gabaccia, The University of Minnesota and Immigration History Research Center

SATURDAY
8:00 AM: Check in and Breakfast
8:30 AM: Opening Remarks, Dr. Leslie Page Moch

9:00 – 11:00 AM: MORNING SESSION I

PANEL A: FORCED MIGRATION

Discussant: Dr. Walter Hawthorne III, History
Chair: Dave Glovsky, History
1. Nimo Abdi (Educational Administration, MSU), Somali youth navigating urban schools
context
2. Jake Jurss, (History, MSU), Borders of Violence:The Prairie du Chien Treaty of 1825 and the Beginnings of Native Nation Removal in the North American Great Lakes
3. Helen Kaibara, (History, MSU), A Brief Historiography of the Civil Rights Question of Nikkei Internment
4. Andrew Barsom (History, MSU), Reexamining the geography of the illegal slave trade to Cuba, 1817-1844

PANEL B: SOUTHERN EUROPEAN MIGRANTS TO THE AMERICAS: STATE,
ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND TRANSNATIONALISM

Discussant: Dr. Kirsten Fermaglich, History
Chair: Anneliese Bruegel, Anthropology
1. Nikki Magie (History, MSU), More than Context – Using Global to Explain the Local: Italian Migrants in Southern Brazil
2. Ann F. Beck (History, University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign), Greek Immigrants in
Downstate Illinois: 1890-1930
3. Laura Cuppone (History, MSU), Get Skilled and Leave: Italian Immigrants to the United
States and Canada during the 1950s and 1960s
4. Elizabeth O. Venditto (History, University of Minnesota), Migrant Assistance beyond National Boundaries: the Scalabrinian Society

PANEL C: NORTH AMERICAN MIGRATION

Discussant: Dr. Andrea Louie, Anthropology
Chair: Georgia Beilman, Anthropology
1. Navkiran Pal Kaur (Sociology, Wayne State University), Sikhs in America: From Community Service to Individual Acts of Civic Volunteering, A qualitative study of Second Generation Sikhs
2. Evan Taparata (History, University of Minnesota), Historicizing Refugee Migration: Refugees Encounter the U.S. State, 1800-1948
3. Aleksi Huhta (History, University of Turku, Finland), Immigrants, Race, and Cross-Boundary Imagination: The Case of Finnish Migrants in the Early-1900s United States

11:15 AM – 12:45 PM: MORNING SESSION II

PANEL D: HEALTH IN MIGRATION

Discussant: Jim Porter, History
Chair: Meenakshi Narayan, Anthropology
1. Elizabeth H. Timbs (History, MSU), The Repatriation Syndrome: HIV Infections among
Migrant Workers in South Africa’s Mining Industry, 1986-1993
2. Svitlana Iarmolenko (Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management, Pennsylvania State
University), Immigration experiences of Ukrainian-Americans as a basis for culturally grounded narratives
3. Moushumi Choudhury and Tirth Bhatta (Sociology, MSU), Gender Health Paradox among Immigrant Women of Asian Origin

PANEL E: LATINO MIGRATION IN THE UNITED STATES

Discussant: Dr. Estrella Torrez, Residential College in Arts and Humanities
Chair: John Milstead, History
1. Verónica Esmeralda Bernal (Law, University of Houston Law Center), Issues at the
Intersection of Immigration and Human Rights Law
2. Abby C. Wheatley (Anthropology, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco),
Crossing the Desert, Surviving the Border
3. Elizabeth Gil (Education, MSU), Factors in Latino Educational Attainment in the U.S.

12:45 – 2:45 PM: Lunch and Documentary Screening: Chain of Love (2001), from director Marjie Meerman

3:00 – 5:00 PM: AFTERNOON SESSION

PANEL F: MIGRATION IN EASTERN EUROPE

Discussant: Dr. Lewis Siegelbaum, History
Chair: Liao Zhang, History
1. Sean McDaniel (History, MSU), A Great Evil: Migration, Empire, and Horse Theft on the Kazakh Steppe 1896-1922
2.Emily Joan Elliott (History, MSU), Using ‘A Limitchiki Spirit in History’: Notions of
Foreignness and Belonging in the Soviet Press during Glasnost’”
3. Rebekka Loeffler (History, MSU), “Niemand erinnert sich an uns:” The myth of noncommemoration and integration of German refugees and expellees after the Second World War
4. Svetla Dimitrova (Sociology, MSU), International Development Agencies: A Meso Link in the Migration-Development Nexus

PANEL G: CULTURE AND SOCIETY IN MIGRATION

Discussant: Dr. Matt Pauly, History
Chair: Brian Van Wyck, History
1. Jake Szetela (Central Michigan University), A “Common Sense” Case for Revolution: A Study of the Late Colonial Scottish Migrants James Wilson and John Witherspoon
2. Timothy K. August (Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota), Overseas Aftertastes: Television, Cookbooks, and “The Culinary Return”
3.Cindy Anh Nguyen (UC Berkeley), Where People & Places Meet: Travel And The Spatial Identites Of Indochina, France, And Hue In 1920s-1940s Vietnamese Print
4. Tiziana Nannavecchia (Translation Studies, University of Ottawa), Crossing boundaries: reshaping identity in Italian-Canadian migrant literature

PANEL H: FRENCH MIGRATION

Discussant: Dr. Anna Pegler-Gordon, James Madison College
Chair: Fayana Richards, Anthropology
1. Adrienne Tyrey (History, MSU), The Homogeneous Myth: Berbers and Arabs in France, 1830-2013
2. Alison Kolodzy (History, MSU), Secular Places, Religious Spaces: Church, State, and Migrant Aid in 20th Century France
3. Feray J. Baskin (Anthropology, Indiana University- Bloomington), Language and Identity
among Turkish Immigrant Women in France: An Intergenerational Comparison in Strasbourg
4. Julien Charnay (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense), The Cedar and the Baobab: The Syro-Lebanese Immigration in French Western Africa’s Settlements between 1890 and 1914

5:15 PM Closing Remarks – Dr. Chantal Tetreault (Anthropology, MSU)

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