Crossing: How We Label
AND L'asile et l'exile -- Two book talks, one on border crises and equitable advocacy, one on the socio-history of asylum practie in France, with Rebecca Hamlin and Karen Akoka.
Friday, December 3, 202112:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Crossing: How We Label and React to People on the Move
Author: Rebecca Hamlin, Department of Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Drawing on cases of various "border crises" across Europe, North America, South America, and the Middle East, Hamlin outlines major inconsistencies and faulty assumptions on which the binary relies. In doing so, Hamlin challenges all those invested in the rights and study of migrants to move toward more equitable advocacy for all border crossers.
L’asile et l’exile: Une histoire de la distinction refugiés/migrants
Author: Karen Akoka, Department of Sociology, University of Paris
Rather than analyzing the journeys of exiles to determine whether they are refugees or migrants, L’asile et l’exile dissects the institution that names them: the French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons (OFPRA). By focusing on those involved in the right to asylum, their profiles and their most everyday practices, this socio history of asylum policies in France makes a new contribution to the analysis of state power.
Commentator: Roger Waldinger, Department of Sociology, UCLA
Cosponsored by the Center for European and Russian Studies
Sponsor(s): Center for Study of International Migration, Center for European and Russian Studies