Bridget Anderson: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Citizenship and the Politics of Exclusion, Thursday, October 6, 2016, 6:30-8:00pm, Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (705 Front Street)

Bridget Anderson, Professor of Migration and Citizenship and Deputy Director of the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society at the University of Oxford, delivers the opening keynote for UC Santa Cruz's Andrew W. Mellon Foundation John E. Sawyer Seminar on non-citizenship.

July 24, 2016

By , Director, Chicano Latino Research Center 

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The Chicano Latino Research Center and Institute for Humanities Research welcome leading labor and migration scholar Bridget Anderson to Santa Cruz for a series of events opening Non-citizenship, our 2016-17 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation John E. Sawyer Seminar on the Comparative Study of Culture.

In her keynote address, "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly:  Citizenship and the Politics of Exclusion," Professor Anderson explores citizenship as both a legal status and moral claim. She examines what attention to debates about migration exposes about the nature of the "good citizen" and the rise of the worker citizen. Rather than seeing migrants and citizens as competitors for the privileges of membership, she argues for the importance of politics that are attentive to the connections between the non-citizen migrant and the "failed citizen" on welfare or with a criminal record.  Refreshments will be served.

This free, public event also includes the photo exhibit, Expulsion:  Stories of Displacement from Colombia, India, Mexico and the United States, co-curated by Claudia Maria Lopez, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation John E. Sawyer Seminar Graduate Student Fellow.

This event is free and open to the public, but attendees are asked to register in advance.

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Bridget Anderson speakingBridget Anderson is Professor of Migration and Citizenship and Deputy Director at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society at the University of Oxford.  She is the author of numerous publications, including Us and Them?  The Dangerous Politics of Immigration Controls (Oxford University Press, 2013) and Doing the Dirty Work?  The Global Politics of Domestic Labour (Zed Books, 2000).  Exploring the tension between labor market flexibilities and citizenship rights, she has pioneered an understanding of the functions of immigration in key labor market sectors.  Her interest in labor demand has meant an engagement with debates about trafficking, modern day slavery, state enforcement, and deportation.  She is particularly concerned with the ways immigration controls increasingly impact citizens and migrants alike. 


Professor Anderson's free, public keynote address at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History is co-sponsored by the Chicano Latino Research Center and Institute for Humanities Research, with generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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