Graduate conference 2018
“Walls and Bridges: Migration and its Histories”
Friday, APRIL 12 , 2019 (all day)
The recent resurgence in nativist and populist ideologies has reframed and intensified global discourse on migration, citizenship, and societal inclusion. Reviving old nativist slogans and well-worn xenophobia, contemporary political actors and social movements have given new voice to restrictionism, racism, and extremism for the sake of social control and national security. Left in the balance are vulnerable communities of immigrants, migrants, and refugees, all of whom are adversely affected, if not gravely threatened by policies and legislation intended to discriminate, exclude, and expel.
- The conference will occur on April 12th, 2019 on Northwestern’s campus in Evanston, Illinois. The keynote speaker will be Professor Erika LEE, Director of the Immigration History Research Center and Chair in Immigration History at the University of Minnesota. You may read more on Professor Lee at https://cla.umn.edu/about/directory/profile/erikalee and http://www.erikalee.org/. Her talk will be on "A Nation of Xenophobia."
“Resistance in History: From Transgression to Transformation”
Friday, April 20,
2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Harris Hall 108 (Leopold Room), 1881 Sheridan Rd, Evanston
Program:9:30 to 10:00 a.m. Coffee and Welcome
- Welcome: CCHS Director Sarah Maza, Convener’s Introduction: Bonnie Ernst (CCHS T.H. Breen Fellow)
- 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Panel One - Race, Gender, and Social Movements
- Commentator: Chad Broughton (University of Chicago), Chair: Leigh Soares
EDWARDS(University of Hong Kong) - Walk This Way: Americans Refashioning the Etiquette of Walking in the Canton System
ERNST(NU) - Incarceration Reimagined: The Prisoners’ Rights Movement in Correctional Facilities for Women
- Charlotte ROSEN (NU) - “The Women Are Worse Than The Men”: The Gendered Politics of White Backlash In South Philadelphia, 1971-1982
11:30 to 11:45 a.m. Coffee
11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Panel Two - War and Modernization
- Commentator: Helen Tilley (NU), Chair: Jessica Biddlestone
- Amanda KLEINTOP (NU) - “The Great Sacrifice They Have Made for the General Welfare”: White Southerners Seek Compensation for Loyal Slaveowners
- Bobby TAM CHUN (University of Hong Kong) - From illegitimate to recognized: Chinese burial spaces in Colonial Hong Kong under intervention and modernization (1856 -1913)
KHAN(University of Hong Kong) - An Unruly Frontier in the Soviet Far East: turmoil and tensions during the 1940s-1950s
- 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Keynote: Professor Paul ORTIZ (University of Florida)- "Talking Revolution Again: Political Struggles and Organizing in the Era of American Carnage"
- Paul Ortiz (History, U of Florida) is the author of Emancipation Betrayed: The Hidden History of Black Organizing and White Violence in Florida from Reconstruction to the Bloody Election of 1920 (2005)
3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Panel Three – Transnational Activism and Anti-Imperialism
- Commentator: Leslie Harris (NU), Chair: Aram Sarkisian
- Emmanuella AMOH (Illinois State University) - ‘Garveyism’ Redefined: African Americans In Nkrumah’s Ghana, 1957-1966
- Josh BERGERON (UIC) - “The North American Front”: Direct Action Anti-Imperialism in the Latin American Solidarity Movement, 1969-1989
- Joy SALES (NU) - Magkaisa (Unite): Third World Liberation and Filipino and Filipino American Students, 1964-1971
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