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Migration Seminar Series – “Crossing Borders, Navigating Race: Blackness and Migration in the Americas”

October 28, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

 Whether we consider migration to the U.S., within the US, or to alternative destinations in the Americas as result of barriers to entering the U.S., consideration of race is interwoven throughout.  Blackness is both negotiated and navigated, as will be illustrated by the presentations on Haitian migrants to the U.S., Afro-Cubans in South Florida, and Senegalese migrants in Argentina.

Monika Gosin, Associate Professor of Sociology at the College of William & Mary

“Becoming (Afro) Cuban in Miami”

Jeffrey Kahn, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at University of California, Davis

“Haitian Migration and the History of the Present”

Ida Marie Savio Vammen, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Danish Institute for International Studies

“Contesting Borders: movement and friction in the lives of Senegalese migrants in Argentina”

Moderated by Ermitte Saint Jacques, Assistant Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at UW-Milwaukee