Registration is now open for the Migration across Global Regimes of Childhood Symposium at the Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, 21 September 2018.
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Migration across Global Regimes of Childhood Symposium
Friday, September 21, 2018
120 Elmer L. Andersen Library
This one-day symposium explores the history and contemporary politics of child migration, as well as the fundamental discourses of governances – the global “regimes of childhood” – that have worked to regulate the movement of children, across time and space. This symposium brings migration studies into dialogue with childhood and youth studies to reconsider, and interrogate, how the “politics of intimacy” so often associated with children and child mobility have intersected with geopolitical designs and the consolidation of nation-states, from a trans-epochal perspective.
8:30 AM to 9:00 AM – Morning Refreshments (register in advance, here)
9:00 AM to 9:15 AM – Opening Remarks, Kelly Condit-Shrestha, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
9:15 AM to 10:15 AM – Keynote: Understanding the Spectacle of Separating Children at the Border: A History, Laura Briggs, Professor, Department of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM – Session 1: Empires, Old and New
Kelly Condit-Shrestha, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Elizabeth Dillenburg, Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Trace Lara Hentz, Native American Journalist, Multi-Genre Author, Book Publisher, Lost Bird
Chair/Discussant: Mary Jo Maynes, Professor, Department of History, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
12:00 PM to 12:15 PM – Break
12:15 PM to 1:15 PM – Lunch Plenary: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Archives and Special Collections
Linnea M. Anderson, Archivist, Social Welfare History Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries
Ellen Engseth, Curator, Immigration History Research Center Archives and Head, Migration and Social Services Collections, University of Minnesota Libraries
1:15 PM to 2:45 PM – Session 2: Cold War Geopolitics: Military and Cultural Engagements
Rosemarie Peña, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey-Camden
Shawyn Lee, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, University of Minnesota-Duluth
Bao Phi, Poet, Multi-Genre Author, Program Director of Events and Awards at The Loft Literary Center
Chair/Discussant: Rachel Rains Winslow, Associate Professor of History and Director, Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Westmont College
2:45 PM to 3:15 PM – Coffee Break
3:15 PM to 4:45 PM – Session 3: Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989)
Anduin Wilhide, Public Historian
Mustafa Jumale, Public Affairs consultant, community organizer, and co-founder of Black Immigrant Collective
Lauren Heidbrink, Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development, California State University, Long Beach
Michele Statz, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Behavioral Health, University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus
Chair/Discussant: Karen Brown, Director, Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
4:45 PM to 5:00 PM – Closing Remarks
This Immigration History Research Center (IHRC) event is funded in part by the Imagine Fund Special Events Award from the University of Minnesota Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost and an Outreach Grant from the Society for the History of Children and Youth, and co-sponsored by the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD); Asian American Studies Program; Human Rights Program; Center for Austrian Studies (CAS); Center for German and European Studies (CGES); Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC); Institute for Global Studies; Departments of American Indian Studies; Anthropology; Chicano & Latino Studies; English; Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (GWSS); German, Scandinavian & Dutch (GSD); and History; Subjects, Object, Agents: Young People’s Lives in the Global South (YaSOA).
Concept/Organization: Kelly Condit-Shrestha. Artwork: Simi Kang.
Free and open to the public.
There is no need to register to attend the event. But to ensure enough food, if possible, please do try to register.
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