Seventh Annual International and Interdisciplinary Conference

Migration, Displacement, and Belonging: Challenging the Paradigms

March 7-9, 2019

Whether forced or voluntary, migration marks the search for better opportunities. Some cross political boundaries because of economic, political, or environmental hardships, while others flee war, persecution, or poverty. Invariably, migration entails risks and generates new insecurities and anxieties as migrants must contend with issues of identity and belonging.

In this conference we ask, how does belonging to multiple worlds and localities influence how individuals conceive of themselves and the communities to which they belong? How do stories of displacement and belonging shape an individual’s ability and desire to integrate into their host societies? What does home mean to individuals and communities with deep and complicated migratory histories?

Organizers and Contact Information

Tamar Mayer, Robert R. Churchill Professor of Geosciences and Director of the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, mayer@middlebury.edu

Darién J. Davis, Professor of History and Department Chair, davis@middlebury.edu

Trinh Tran, Assistant Professor of Sociology, trinht@middlebury.edu

Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs
Robert A. Jones 59 House
148 Hillcrest Road
Middlebury, VT 05753

rcga@middlebury.edu