At York, Migration Matters.

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Please join us for

Precarious Pathways to Migration

Thursday, October 23, 2014

1:00 – 3:00pm

524 Kaneff Tower, York University


Sex Trafficking or Sexual Labour Migration?

Kamala Kempadoo (Professor, Department of Social Science)

Conceptions of Citizenship: Intersections of Pregnancy, Reproductive Health and Precarity in Women’s Paths of Migration

Maya Shapiro (Course Director, Department of Anthropology)

The ‘Choice’ of Necessity: Central American Migrant Women Negotiating the Southern Border of Mexico

Luann Good Gingrich & Julie Young (Associate Professor, School of Social Work & Research Associate, Centre for Refugee Studies)

Moderator:  Daphne Winland (Migration Matters Coordinator; Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology)

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Welcome to Migration Matters, a unique scholarly initiative beginning its second year, that showcases migration scholars and scholarship at York University. Through a series of seminars and roundtable discussions, performances and more, we hope to continue to spark university-wide conversations and collaborations that address migration-related matters from a wiboat migrationde range of perspectives and fields of study. This project is currently hosted by the Centre for Refugee Studies and with the support of the Office of the Vice President, Research & Innovation.

We know that there are many scholars at York who research with a lens on migration, immigration, transnationalism, settlement, refugee studies, and more, engaging in thought-provoking and meaningful work. This series is a forum for interdisciplinary discussion, providing opportunities to share knowledge and hear what others are passionate about. We also hope this will be a chance to meet each other and create connections.

Watch this website for details and notices about Migration Matters events, browse the site for useful resources, links and Migration in the News. We welcome your contributions as well. You can also keep updated by following us on Twitter.

If you would like to present your work, or participate in another way in a Migration Matters event, please let us know!

To subscribe to the Migration Matters listserv, please send an email to Michele Millard with your request.

Undocumented Pilgrims

Migration Matters is launched! Watch the video. For more videos visit our YouTube channel