New and Emerging Terms in Migration Studies: A Seminar with Nicholas De Genova, Thursday, April 14, 2016, 9:30am-12:00pm, Charles E. Merrill Lounge

October 21, 2015

By , Director, Chicano Latino Research Center 

Migra/migración.  Photo by Catherine S. Ramírez.

Inspired by Nicholas De Genova, et. al's “New Keywords: Migration and Borders”, the International Organization for Migration's Key Migration Terms, and recent debates regarding the distinction between "refugee" and "migrant," this one-day seminar explores key and emerging terms in migration studies and the growing gap between vocabulary and lived reality.  It kicks off Borders and Belonging, a series of events on human migration organized by the CLRC over the spring of 2016, helps open Rethinking Migration, a two-day conference that the CLRC will host May 6-7, 2016, and helps us prepare for Non-citizenship, our 2016-17 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation John E. Saywer Seminar on the Comparative Study of Culture.

This seminar is open to UCSC faculty and students, although space is limited, so attendees must register in advance.  Please register for the seminar here.  Registration closes on Thursday, March 10, 2016. Readings may be accessed here: 

Reading #1:  Nicholas De Genova, et al., "Europe/Crisis:  New Keywords of 'the Crisis' in and of 'Europe,'" Near Futures Online (2016). 

Reading #2:  Nicholas De Genova, "The Queer Politics of Migration:  Reflections on 'Illegality' and 'Incorrigibility,'" Studies in Social Justice Vol. 4, No. 2 (2010):  101-126.


Nicholas De Genova HeadshotNicholas De Genova is one of the world's leading migration scholars.  He is the author and editor of numerous publications, among them, The Deportation Regime:  Sovereignty, Space, and the Freedom of Movement (co-edited with Nathalie Peutz, Duke University Press, 2010), Racial Transformations:  Latinos and Asians Remaking the United States (Duke University Press, 2006), Working the Boundaries:  Race, Space, and "Illegality" in Mexican Chicago (Duke University Press, 2005), and "Migrant 'Illegality' and Deportability in Everyday Life" (Annual Review of Anthropology, 2002).  His current projects explore migration, race, and postcoloniality in Europe.  He holds a permanent appointment as Reader in Urban Geography and directs a research group on spatial politics in the Department of Geography at King's College London.