Robert A. Jones ‘59 House Conference Room

Thursday, March 7

4:30-4:45 p.m. Welcome and Introduction

Tamar Mayer, Middlebury College

4:45-6:00 p.m.

Session 1: Re-Imagining Migration

Chair: Laura Dillon ‘19

Moderator: Daniel Silva, Department of Luso-Hispanic Studies

  • Re-Imagining Migration in the Wake of “Crisis,” Global Compacts, and Exclusion

Jennifer Hyndman, York University, Canada

  • When Trauma Follows: Toward a critical feminist methodology of migration, trauma, and empire

Emily Mitchell-Eaton, Bennington College

6:15-7:00 p.m. Dinner provided

7:00–8:30 p.m.

Session 2: Lessons in History

Chair: Audrey Pan ’19

Moderator: Guntram Herb, Department of Geography

  • Forced Migration by War and Colonialization in Medieval Spain: Between al-Andalus and the feudal world

J. Santiago Palacios Ontalva, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

  • Questions of Belonging: Victims of Nazi-persecution in Colonial Kenya

Natalie Eppelsheimer, Middlebury College

Friday, March 8

12:30–2:00 p.m.

Session 3: Fleeing for Your Life

Chair: Lulu Zhou ’19

Moderator: Dima Ayoub, Department of Arabic

  • Re-Conceptualizing Puerto Rican Migration: From voluntary to economic and climate migrants

Hilda Lloréns, University of Rhode Island

  • New Insecurities: The political ecology of climate migrants, belonging, and adaptation to multiple stressors in Ghana

Hanson Nyantakyi-Frimpong, University of Denver

  • A Parallel Society in the Making? A case study of the migrant recycling enclaves in Beijing

Jia Feng, Washburn University

2:15–3:45 p.m.

Session 4: There Is No Place Like Home?

Chair: Anton Gallegos ’21

Moderator: Kristina Sargent, Department of Economics

  • Uprootedness: Refugee narratives and the question of belonging

Andreas Kossert, Foundation Flight, Expulsion, Reconciliation, Berlin, Germany

  • Mobility and Displacement: A comparative analysis of refugees in Tucson and nomads in Mongolia

Orhon Myadar, University of Arizona

  • Black Beirut: Migration, intimacy, exile

Sumayya Kassamali, Tufts University

4:00–5:30 p.m.

Session 5: Women on the Move: Negotiating Belonging  

Chair: Georgia Vasilopoulos ’21

Moderator: William Poulin-Deltour, Lois ’51 and J. Harvey Watson Department of French and Francophone Studies

  • “I Can’t Stay Here Anymore”: Cruel optimism and generational practices of endurance in post-Soviet Armenia

Kaitlin Fertaly, University of Colorado

  • “I Had No Will to Live”: Rohingya refugee women negotiating gender, identity, and belonging

Farhana Rahman, University of Cambridge, UK

Saturday, March 9

9:00–10:45 a.m.

Session 6: From Displacement to Belonging

Chair: Madison Holland ’21

Moderator: Trinh Tran, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

  • An Uncertain Return: Violence, documents, and legal death in the Syrian displacement in Lebanon

Veronica Ferreri, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin, Germany

  • Kinship and “the Refugee Crisis”: Interrogating the racial and sexual discourses of family in Canadian refugee sponsorship

Natalie Kouri-Towe, Concordia University, Canada

  • The Role of Discourse in Educational Policies for Refugee-background Students

Shawna Shapiro, Middlebury College

11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Session 7: Conference Summary