Shifts in the global political economy over the last three decades --including increasing mobility for capital and decreasing mobility for labor, the collapse of national and local economies, stagnant wages, job insecurity, and losses in political and cultural sovereignty-- have made immigration an increasingly important site for investigating the intensification of nativism, xenophobia, and gendered racism.

This discussion series explores the interlocking systems of oppression made apparent by mass migrations, the criminalization of undocumented workers, militarism, and the expansion of the prison-industrial complex.  It also seeks to address immigrants' resistance, resilience and social justice work in light of these new global challenges.

Spring 2010

"Becoming White: Children of Immigrants and White Racial Identity"

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 in Klingenstein Lounge, Egbert Hall

George Yancey; Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of North Texas

"U.S.ian Cultures of Human Sacrifice or Everyday is the Fourth of July in Arizona"

Thursday, March 25, 2010 in Klingenstein Lounge, Egbert Hall

 Alan Gomez; Assistant Professor, School of Social Justice and Inquiry at Arizona State University

"Human Cost"

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 in Klingenstein Lounge, Egbert Hall

MLK Scholars; Ithaca College

"The American Lenin: W. E. B. DuBois Helps me Find a Framework"

Monday, April 26, 2010 in Klingenstein Lounge, Egbert Hall

Vijay Prashad; Director and Professor of International Studies at Trinity College

All Lecture Series Events begin at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact the Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies at 607.274.3063. We ask that requests for accommodation be made as soon as possible.

Fall 2009 

“Contesting Imperial Belonging”
Thursday, September 17, 2009 in Clark Lounge, Egbert Hall

Neferti Tadiar; Professor of Women's Studies at Barnard College, and Director for the Center for Critical Analysis of Social Difference at Columbia University

“Domestic Workers Organizing At The Intersection Of Crisis And Recovery"  
Monday, October 12, 2009 in Clark Lounge, Egbert Hall

Joycelyn Gill-Campbell; Organizer, Domestic Workers United

“Race and Indo-Caribbean Immigration in the Poetry of David Dabydeen”
Monday, November 16, 2009 in Clark Lounge, Egbert Hall

Anjali Nerlekar; Assistant Professor, Department of English, Ithaca College