Deportation in the Americas: Histories of Exclusion - Call for Essays for the Webb-Smith Essay Competition at the University of Texas at Arlington

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Call for Papers
January 25, 2016
Texas, United States
Subject Fields: 
Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Borderlands, American History / Studies, Contemporary History, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies


The Department of History at The University of Texas at Arlington announces the 2016 Webb-Smith Essay Competition

as part of the Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures on March 10, 2016.


The award of $500 will be given for the best research essay on  Deportation in the Americas: Histories of Exclusion.

We are looking for original, unpublished article-length essays (maximum 10,000 words plus endnotes) that explore aspects of the creation, evolution, and impact of deportation regimes in all parts of the Americas (North, South, and Central, including the Caribbean) in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Comparative, transnational, and national or local case studies are all welcome.


The winning essay will be published in a forthcoming volume of the Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lecture Series, published by Texas A&M Press, along with essays by the lecturers: Rachel Ida Buff, David LaFevor, Elliott Young, Kenyon Zimmer, Natalia Molina, and Pablo Yankelevich

Volume edited by Kenyon Zimmer and Christina Salinas with an introduction by Donna Gabaccia


Deadline for submission: January 25, 2016



Send submissions to:

Jennifer S. Lawrence (, Coordinator of the Webb Lectures

Department of History, UT Arlington, Box 19529, Arlington, TX 76019-0529


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Jennifer S. Lawrence

Coordinator, Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lecture Series

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