Migration, Identities, Borders and Globalization Conference

Chima Korieh's picture
March 28, 2020
Wisconsin, United States
Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, African American History / Studies, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Humanities, Contemporary History

2020 Africana Studies Conference

Migration, Identities, Borders and Globalization

Marquette University, Milwaukee, USA

March 27-28, 2020


Migration has been part of the human experience. Historically, the intersection of immigration with race is self-evident. Voluntary and involuntary migrations have shaped global demographics while creating a persistent culture of racism. In the 21st century, however, the nature of migration and the politics of belonging has become more contentious. Debates over immigration have received renewed interest following attempts to overhaul immigration in the West and anti-immigration rhetoric aimed particularly at immigrants from the global south.

This conference examines critical contemporary issues on migration as to how the flows of people have entangled with politics of identity, nationalism, statehood, and ideologies in the age of globalization.

Possible topics could include but are not limited to:

  • Migration and (Dis)Integration
  • Migration and Xenophobia
  • Migration and identities
  • Migration, Nationalism, and Populism
  • Forced Migrations
  • Migrations and Contestation over resources
  • Conflict, Refugees, and Asylum
  • Migration and Diaspora Communities
  • Aging migrants
  • Inter-generational Relations
  • Reverse Migrations
  • Migrants, Human Rights, Social Policies, Social Networks,
  • Migrants and Labor Market Participation
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Identity
  • Migrants and Diaspora Communities
  • Migration, Nationalisms, and Praxis
  • Gender and Migration
  • Migration, the Other, and the Subaltern
  • Migration, Religion, and Social Imaginaries
  • Migration and Human Trafficking
  • Humanitarian Impulse and Migrations
  • Anti-immigrant Rhetoric

Submit abstracts of no more than 300 word to: africana.studies@marquette.edu no later than February 20, 2020. Please include your email address and institutional affiliation in your submission.


Conference Fees:

Academic Scholars – US $ 150.00

Students – US $100.00


Director, Africana Studies

Email: africana.studies@marquette.edu

Contact Info: 

Dr Chima J. Korieh